Thursday, 8 February 2018

Rosa Thai Veggie- Dean St London



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.

17 comments:

  1. The Papaya salad looks incredible! They’re are so many exciting flavours, too many people think it’s boring flavours being veggie!

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  2. I absolutely love Thai food! Massaman curry is one of my faves. I heard this veggie branch opened and have been meaning to check it out.

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  3. Good that you recommend Rosa thai. Looking at the appetizer I'm already full. And the main course is so big! At least they have mild chili in their menu.

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  4. I'm not a big fan of Thai food, but I absolutely love spring rolls and the ones on your picture look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. The Massaman curry looks delicious! Your descriptions of the dishes are great, I can taste it as I read :-). I'm disappointed that the fritters were just okay. They look so good!

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  6. I do love authentic good quality this and I love the fact that it is vegetarian too - this is a real winner for me - food looks great x

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  7. oh this place sounds lovely. I am a vegetarian and often find it hard to go to a thai place because I am unsure what I am getting

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  8. I'm not a fan of curry, but everything else looks so delicious! The spring rolls look so good, and really moreish!

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  9. Nice review. I like your descriptions of the food. Those Drunken Noodles look great, I have never tried them before so I'll be ordering them when is see them on the menu. Shame about the corn fritters as they look quite nice in the photo.

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  10. Some of the food looks delicious thank you for sharing your experience

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  11. Looks like a great restaurant and all your food looks delicious! I have never tried Thai food before but this has definitely tempted me!

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  12. I love vegetarian restaurants. I wish we had a place like this near me, looks fantastic.

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  13. I love this part of London, must pop in next time we're around - the menu sounds good.

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  14. Ooh, this all looks amazing! A Thai place is about to open up near my work. I've never tried any kind of Thai food to my knowledge, but you've convinced me that I need to give it a go!

    Indya || The Small Adventurer

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  15. I love Thai food too but often can't find a lot of vegetarian options. The menu at this restaurant seems to have a lot pf veggie options so I would certainly like to visit them.

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  16. Beautiful! My girlfriend and I are looking for an interesting place to travel this summer and this might actually make the list. Sending to her now to see what she thinks :)

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  17. This looks like a lovely Thai restaurant. I love spring rolls and those spring rolls look so delish!

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