Rasa, located on Sand Lake Road’s ‘Restaurant Row’, is known for their tapas-style Asian street food, eye-catching interior & their passion to offer a unique experience and exceptional service to guest.
I was invited to Rasa to experience their menu and I enjoyed everything I tried. The flavors and presentation for every dish was on point and their team was more than happy to educate me about every single dish that was delivered to my table.
Rasa offers a unique menu that you are simply not going to find at standard Indian restaurants. It is made up of the street food and signature dishes from across India with a perfect comfort-food combination of simple flavors and textures that the owners found in South India and fell in love with. They take great inspiration from cultural street food, placing their own spin on this distinct form of cuisine.
At Rasa they bring you the authentic tastes of Indian flavors through healthy, high-quality food at value-for-money prices with quick, friendly service and fun environment. It is perfect for work lunches, post work eats, ending your day from the theme parks, or just a relaxing meal.
Indian Chinese cuisine is the adaptation of immigrant Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to fit the Indian tastes for spicy and tangy. This Indian-style Chinese cuisine developed over a century ago by a small Chinese community that lived in Kolkata and is still an integral part of the Indian culinary scene today.
Foods tend to be flavored with spices such as cumin, coriander seeds, turmeric, hot chili, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, dry red chili’s, black pepper corns and yogurt.
Some popular Indo-Chinese dishes include: vegetable Manchurian, Hakka noodles, chilli paneer, and American chop suey which are often hot, spicy, sweet, stir fried and tangy.
Here are my favorite dishes at Rasa:
1. Paper Dosa
Paper dosa is a paper thin and crispy form of dosa which is prepared without any masala filling. It is served plain with fresh coconut chutney, tomato chutney, and sambar and can serve more than one. The presentation for this appetizer is certainly striking and I enjoyed using my hands to dip pieces of the dosa into their accompanying sauces.
2. Hakka NoodlesNoodles, vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, chilies. This dish is made up of simple yet fresh ingredients that packed a lot of flavor. I love noodles so this dish was a fun new one to try.
3. Street Style Chicken ChilliCrisp chicken, bell peppers, onions, soy, chilies. This chicken appetizer is packed with a lot of flavors that will make you say “mmm!” with every bite.
4. Schezwan Fried RiceChef’s special spicy fried rice, carrot, peas. The rice was cooked more on the crispier side which I really enjoyed. It was a lot different than the fried rice dishes that I am used to. Overall, a really great fried rice dish.
5. Poori BhajiPuff whole wheat bread, spiced potatoes, cumin. I loved the puff presentation and the taste.
6. Chana BhaturaPuff white leavened bread, spiced chickpeas, tomatoes, kasoori methi. Beautiful presentation with a light, crispy taste.
7. Triple Schezwan RiceSoft noodles, fried rice, fried noodles, fried egg, chicken, peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, scallions. This is a spicy dish if you are looking for some heat and a lot of flavors.
Be sure to check out Rasa the next time you are in Sand Lake area!
Rasa – South Indian | Indo Chinese Restaurant
7730 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819