A girl’s catch up was well over due and therefore last Thursday five of us got together and did what we do best - eat, drink and natter. I did some research, knowing we all love a good Thai and booked Rosa’s Café in Soho. It is known to serve up some of the best and more authentic Thai bites in London so several of us perused the menu over, and over before we’d even left work…
One of the best it may be, Rosa’s is fantastically priced- starters are around £6-9 and mains £8-16. Settling down, we ordered a couple of bottles of white, crackers and went about deciding before our gossiping took over, you know how these girls catch ups go!!
Three of us knew instantly what we were having ‘soft shell crab’ with Thai herbs, shallots and fresh chilli sauce. A bowl of lightly battered crab, a smattering of chillies’ and a pot of tongue tingling sauce arrived. It may not look this prettiest of presentations however it is made up in flavour and cooking technique. The batter was crisp, light and not a slither of grease to be found.
Two others went for the fresh spring rolls which I didn’t photograph but luckily Miss E was feeling generous in her sharing and these were completely delicious!
|Pic found here courtesy of one of my fave bloggers!|
Onto mains which (again) proved a difficult decision, even though I had spent almost my entire lunch break and working day just staring at the menu and messaging Miss K. I decided upon chilli and holy basil stir fry ‘pad kra prow’ with garlic, onion, long beans. Labelled very spicy, served with prawns. Spicy it was, and plenty of juicy prawns were sat in a puddle of plate-lickable, flavour rich sauce. (FYI I didn't take pics of anyone else's dishes...We were too busy chatting and eating!)
What I loved about Rosa’s mains is that there was a full variation for meat, fish and vegetarian. Almost all curries and stir fry dishes are shown with a choice of several proteins for you to tailor make your dinner to suit you - perfect especially when one was going through a fish only time in my lift - for no reason at all.
Rosa's is a fabulous little Thai find in Soho, what's even better is that they take bookings, which seems a rarity in Soho these days! If you love Thai as much as we do, I can assure you, you wont be disappointed.
Address: 48 Dean St, London W1D 5BF
Phone:020 7494 1638