Rosa’s Thai Café founders Saiphin and Alex Moore will open their new noodle concept at St Katharine Docks in July.
Chinese-influenced Hoh Sek Noodles will offer grab-and-go during the day and invite customers to eat inside the 40-cover site in the evening and on the weekend, including eight seats at the bar counter and up to 30 on an outside terrace in the summer.
Saiphin Moore will curate and oversee both the daytime and evening offerings, which will include six dishes available between noon and 3pm, and sharing plates from 6pm and on the weekend, with meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options available.
Hoh Sek, which is Cantonese for ‘delicious’, is inspired by Moore’s time travelling through Asia and living in Hong Kong. In her hometown of Phetchabun in Thailand, she opened her first noodle shop at the age of 14.
“Noodles have always held a special place in my heart as it was my first noodle shop, which I set up when I was 14 in Thailand, that first started me on my career as a chef,” says Moore. “Years later, Alex and I met in Hong Kong and we fell in love with the street food noodles there. You can buy great and tasty noodles from almost every street stall and they’re also served in the more traditional restaurants. They’re a real symbol of the city’s thriving food scene, so this is what we now want to bring to London and share with everybody.
“Alex and I live close to St. Katharine Docks, and this is where the idea for Rosa’s Thai Cafe was born when we first moved to London, so seems fitting we are returning here to launch Hoh Sek in our own neighbourhood this July. We hope everybody will fall in love with amazing noodles like we have.”