Straight outta Khaosan by way of Rome, ‘pinsa’ street bites come to Phra Khanong

Photo: The Pocket / Facebook
Photo: The Pocket / Facebook

We’ve nibbled away at New York-style and Neapolitan pizza, but Roman pinsa isn’t a common find in Bangkok. 

Here comes The Pocket, a delivery venture relocating from tourist-empty Khaosan Road to the on-trend neighborhood of Phra Khanong. 

Led by Roman chef Sandro Ciniglio, The Pocket first opened in April 2020 on Khaosan Road in what proved to be unfortunate timing. The shop closed temporarily before recently reopening for delivery, using its bakery on Soi Sukhumvit 71 as a base of operations. 

There, they crank out pinsa, a cousin of pizza that features a unique dough made from a combination of flours such as soy, rice and wheat. These flours result in a lighter, airier texture, and also yield less fat, sugar, cholesterol and carbs than your average slice.

The Pocket lets their dough rest and rise for 72 hours before kneading it into ovals and topping them with a wide range of ingredients. For instance, the Isan Pinsa (THB129/six inches, THB250/12 inches), features Italian sausage and chili garlic; their best-seller, the Diavola (THB99/six inches, THB250/12 inches), comes with a kick of spicy Italian salami. 

For vegetarians, there is a meat-free Vegetarian Pinsa (THB109/six inches, THB220/12 inches), topped with bell peppers, eggplants, onions, mushrooms and zucchinis.

Vegetarian Pinsa. Photo: The Pocket / Facebook
Vegetarian Pinsa. Photo: The Pocket / Facebook

At the moment, they are selling only pinsa (oval shape) but plan to add their signature stuffed pinsa (called The Pocket) when they reopen the Khaosan branch. The Pocket is available to order via Line Man and Grab. 


The Pocket
301/98, Soi Pridi Banomyong Soi 42, Khlong Ton Nuea, Watthana
11am-11pm. Monday through Saturday; 4pm-11pm on Sunday
BTS Phra Khanong, ARL Ramkhamhaeng

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This story originally appeared in BK.

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