Simple vegan and vegetarian Thai food from the founder of Rosa's Thai Cafe.
'Damn, Saiphin can cook - the perfect ambassador for this glorious food and country' - Tom Parker Bowles 'One of London's coolest female chefs' - Time Out
Finding strictly vegetarian food in Thailand can be tricky, where fish sauce is the king of the kitchen. In the follow-up to her debut, Rosa's Thai Cafe: The Cookbook, Saiphin Moore embraces this challenge, creating over 100 delicious and simple recipes for Thai-loving vegans and vegetarians. Featuring authentic dishes such as Tom yum noodle soup, Congee with shiitake mushrooms, Stir-fried aubergine with roasted chilli paste and Butternut red curry, this brilliant sequel adds an exciting new strand to Rosa's repetoire.
Saiphin grew up on a mountain farm in Khao Kho, Northern Thailand, where she learned to cook with ingredients brought straight from field to wok. When she was 20, Saiphin moved to Hong Kong as a nanny where she spent the next 18 years cooking endless family meals and dinner parties, fitting catering jobs around her babysitting duties. Shortly after meeting Alex in 2001, she set up her own Thai takeaway and later a sit-down restaurant named Tuk Tuk Thai. The pair lived in Hong Kong for 6 years, before selling the restaurant and moving to London together in 2006.
Rosa's Thai Cafe
Founded by Anglo-Thai husband and wife team Alex and Saiphin Moore, Rosa's is a Thai cafe group that has grown from a street-food stall in Brick Lane in 2008 to 11 London restaurants (Soho, Spitalfields, Angel, Carnaby Street, Islington, Brixton, Chelsea, Victoria, London Fields, West Hampstead & Stratford) today.