As a serious Thai food lover, I was ecstatic to be invited to the launch party of the first North London offering from Rosa’s, one of London’s most loved Thai restaurants. Starting it’s life as a market stall on Brick Lane by husband and wife duo Alex and Saiphin Moore, the family run restaurant group has fast expanded with Rosa’s Angel being the sixth location to launch shortly after opening the fifth in Chelsea.
If you have not yet eaten at Rosa’s then you really must, as like the others, Rosa’s Angel offers authentic home-cooked Thai cuisine with a flavoursome modern twist. My many personal favourites include the char grilled sirloin beef on spicy Thai salad with mint and chilli dressing; the Northern Thai sausage served with ginger and fresh coriander; pork skewers, which are marinated with honey, soy and oyster sauce and served with a fresh Thai dipping sauce; and last but not least the prawn and squid fish cakes, which are lightly spiced with crushed peanuts & sweet chilli sauce. Yum!
What’s more, the Thai experience does not stop with the food, but also extends to the cocktails. I thoroughly enjoyed the Chilli Cherry Collins in particular, which is a deliciously sweet mixture of Rosa’s homemade kaffir lime leaf-infused gomme, shaken with elderflower, lemon, cherry and apple and served long over ice.
It’s so great to know that a delicious and well priced plate of Thai food (and of course an amazing unique cocktail) is never going to be far away.
Average Spend – £25 per head
Dishes priced between £6 – £12
Cocktails from £7.50