Found myself looking for a somewhere to eat in Upper Cuba Street after watching a movie. As always Pepper Potts always asks me to decide. So we were walking and in the corner of my eye, I saw Rasa. Rasa has been in Wellington for a very long time and I have not been there for a very long time, possibly over 10 years ago. I have only heard good things, so why don’t I go? Purely because I love going to K K Malaysia instead and they have both been open since my university days. However, I stopped my impulse and decided to try Rasa for the first time in over 10 years.
These were obviously handmade and obviously did not read the menu properly. As they had meat inside them (as I do like vegetarian potato samosas). However, these were really nice. The skin was nice and crisp, with pastry more like a biscuit than a thin skin. The raita went really with the samosas, but I was surprised to taste that there was sugar in. Liked the combination of lamb, peas and other stuff inside of it
This was Pepper Potts’ starter. These really really nice. The pastry was lovely and flaky and the potato inside was really nicely cooked. Potts really enjoyed the peanut sauce and saved it for her roti and curry.
I ordered a coconut rice with this dish. The fish curry was really nice with good sized pieces of fish fillet. The fish was nicely cooked and not as dense as other types of fish you get in fish curries. The sauce was really good and went really nicely with the coconut rice. I would have liked more spice in this curry, but it was still really good.
I honestly cannot believe I have not been here for over 10 years. I can see why this place is highly recommended. When we arrived, we were the only ones there. However, it filled really quickly and they were getting a lot of orders through deliver-easy. The service was really good and the food came out pretty fast. I will need to go back and try their other dishes.
Address: 200 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington