Rosa’s Thai Café founders, Alex and Saiphin Moore, are set to launch a new pan-Asian noodle concept in London this summer.
Slurp will debut at an 800 sq ft East London restaurant in May and will accommodate 30-40 diners.
As first reported by MCA’s sister title, FoodSpark, the menu will comprise a variety of Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Thai-inspired noodles and broths including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Rosa’s chief financial officer, Tom Kristensen, has also joined the board of the new venture.
Alex Moore told MCA: “It’s a small little labour of love. We’re very excited about this one.”
Moore described the cuisine as the type his Thai-born wife “does best” and said they had turned their home into a ‘pop up’ shop last November and December to test out the dishes.
The restaurant will have a “café feel” during the day and a restaurant vibe at night complete with mood “lighting”.
Last year the couple sold their majority stake in Rosa’s Thai Café, group they founded in 2006, to private equity firm TriSpan but still remain involved in the business.
The pair opened the London-based Lao Café, which serves authentic Laotian dishes including sticky rice, char-grilled meats and freshwater fish, in 2017.