Rosa’s Thai, Soho

Rosa’s is the ideal little Soho restaurant, here you can enjoy authentic Thai food while watching the world go by. We sat outside on a warm summer evening and saw eccentric characters stroll by in gold trousers, silly hats and wacky outfits – it was great fun.

We were well looked after by our smiley waitress, she kindly brought us dish after dish of extra peanut satay sauce and topped up our wine instantly when needed.

There is a focus here on fresh Thai favourites and Rosa’s classic dishes which correspond with the cookbook. We tried fresh Summer Rolls and Chicken Satay to start, and Pad Thai, Pumpkin Red Curry, Chilli Stir Fry for main course. The meal was fragrant and addictively tasty: simple familiar recipes prepared with care and affection. Stir-fried Aubergine was a favourite all round the table… with yellow bean, chilli, garlic, soya sauce and basil, it was soft and sweet. The Pad Thai was one of the best I’ve tried, not too sloppy with plenty of crushed peanuts, and the curry was so scrumptious my friend had to request a second helping of sauce.

Rosa’s is the perfect pre or post theatre Thai fix. They don’t “do” desserts but Amorino’s round the corner is ideal for a take-away ice cream.

I can’t wait to get the Rosa’s cookbook so that I can attempt to recreate all these amazing dishes at home.

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