I have been living in close proximity to Roat Osha for months. Every day as I arrive home from work, I am overpowered by the savory aroma of curry- it haunts me! After driving to Ban Thai in White Bear Lake and discovering it was closed (death in the family), my dining companion and I decided to go to Roat Osha for a visit (I hadn't been there since I started this blog).
We started our late dinner off by sharing a Green Papaya Salad- spice level 5 (Green papaya, carrots, cherry tomatoes, dried shrimp, lemon juice, roasted peanuts, long beans and Thai seasoning. Served with cucumber and a wedge of lettuce) . We rolled the salad up in the lettuce leaves to enjoy as lettuce wraps. It was scrumptious and quite spicy. A very good start to the meal and a solid first time enjoying this salad for my companion.
After that, we moved on the our main dishes. She ordered the Massamun Curry with chicken- spice level 5 (Massamun curry is a spectacular dish from the southern part of Thailand. This dish combines potatoes, onions, peanuts with your choice of meat). She orders this dish a lot! She really liked it- nice and thick sauce, but the 5 was not spicy....although our Papaya Salad was spicy?!
I ordered Mee Kah Teeh with chicken- spice level 6 (Red curry with rice noodles, egg, peanuts, garlic, and bean sauce. Served with bean sprouts, fried chilies, scallions, cilantro, and lime). The server poured the curry on the noodles in front of me- fun presentation! Roat Osha's spice levels are 1-5, but 5 never seems to be very hot, thus I ordered a 6. This dish was a little low on flavor and EXTREMELY low on spice. Maybe a 2?? Although Roat Osha generally does a good job with flavor, combinations, meat, and so on, they consistently have inconsistent spicy-ness and it's driving me crazy!!
Overall- a decent experience, but they need to get this spice thing figured out FAST!
Decor: Great- almost luxurious
Prices: average-high ($12-$20)
Spice level: who knows?! It's a guess!
2650 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
no website! yeah...craziness!