I love Thai food and what better place to eat it than at a vegetarian Thai restaurant. Rosa Thai Veggie is a pop up restaurant in Dean St London serving freshly made thai food is a very rustic style cafe. It's a no frill cafe with wooden tables cramped together with a fast food service of the most delicious Thai Food I have eaten.
A couple of weeks ago my friend Heidi from Kitchen talks and Travel and I were invited to sample their menu at a food bloggers event.The restaurant was packed and we were sat in the downstairs part of the cafe. The menu is not too crowded but still has a varied selection of dishes, from starters to curries, and noodles. We munched on rice crackers as we waited for our Papaya Salad (Som Tam) Spring Rolls (Pia Tod), Sweetcorn Fritters (Khao Pod Tod) Drunken Noodles (Pad See Mao) and Massaman curry (Gang Massaman) with steam rice arrive.
All the food on the menu had a chilli rating one chili being the mildest, two chillies being medium and three chilies being the hottest. This made choosing the dishes a little easier. We ordered a mix of mild and medium dishes as we were not brave enough to go with the three chilli rating.
The Papaya Salad (Som Tam) was really crunchy with a lovely dressing, it was one of the hotter dishes we had chosen but it tasted delicious.
The spring rolls filled with shredded vegetables and glass noodles were crispy and and beautifully flavoured, they were rather moreish served with a sweet chilli sauce and I really enjoyed them.
The sweetcorn fritters were OK but for taste buds needed more seasoning and the texture was a little dry and doughy.
With the starters devoured, next came the main course of Drunken Noodles (Pad See Mao) and Massaman curry (Gang Massaman) with steam rice arrive. The Noodles were stir fried with Thai spices and vegetables, they were on the spicy side but the heat was manageable. Personally I found the noodles a little overcooked and sticky but the flavours were amazing.
The Massaman curry was the mildest of the dishes. A yellow curry cooked with potatoes, Tofu in a creamy sauce with cashew nuts. This was the perfect choice for Heidi as she cannot tolerate the spices as well as I can.
We really enjoyed the dishes we had selected, they were all different in flavors, textures and taste giving us a good taster in Thai food. We did not check the dessert menu so I am not sure what was on offer.
I would highly recommend that if you are in the vicinity of Dean Street, to pop into Rosa Thai Veggie as its open until March to sample this delicious food.
Heidi and I were guests at the Rosa Thai Veggie pop up cafe, all thoughts and opinions are of or experience.
You can read all about Heidi's experience here.