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Nov 4, 2013 05:00 PM

Rasa in Chapel Hill North

Rasa is an "Indi-Chinese" place that opened in the old Ming Garden space in Chapel Hill North. It's been open a few weeks now, but I haven't heard anything on the board. I picked up a take out menu from them, and it's a strange amalgam of what appears to be Chinese-American (moo shu(x), kung pao chicken, etc.) and Indian (butter chicken, rogan josh, saag paneer) and burgers (?!?).

Prices aren't cheap, with the Indian dishes ranging from $12 for a veggie biryani to $17 or lamb rogan josh.

Anyone been yet?

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  1. Sorry remsleep I tried to find a menu, anything on the net but nada....just like there is Chinese-American food so there is Indo-Chinese food, dishes like chicken Manchurian are classics:)

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    1. re: Rory

      Wow I didn't know Ming garden closed.

      I guess Gourmet Kingdom would be the only place left in the CH area that serves Authentic Chinese?

      1. re: sierrarot328i

        Red Lotus has a Shanghai menu (and what I've ordered off that menu is *much* better than what is on the regular menu).

        1. re: LulusMom

          LM I used to eat at Red Lotus (love their Shanghai menu) but they lost their chef and the food wasn't so good. Is it back again? I do hope so!

          1. re: Rory

            Have to admit it has been a little while since we ate there. Sad to hear that the chef is gone. So even the Shanghai menu isn't working well? Pffft. Sad.

            1. re: LulusMom

              The Shanghai menu seems as good as ever to me. Our latest was tomato fish which was a nice, fresh tasting fish dish. We also had beef with cumin, The only difference I noticed was the shredded beef with hot pepper seemed a lot hotter than I remembered. We definitely need rice with that dish.

              1. re: Panski

                I'm so glad to hear that it is still up to snuff. Need to get Lulu in there again soon. And I have this weird feeling that my husband has never been. I remember really liking the fish with bay leaves.

          2. re: LulusMom

            Rasa is co-owned by one of the owners of Red Lotus.

      2. Went last night and was very pleasantly surprised. Food was very authentic and delicious. Good Indo-Chinese is a hard to find even in big cities. We had the pakoras, chili chicken, manchurian chicken, and Singapore noodles. I wanted to try the chicken Kathi role but my 6 year old finished it too quickly. We will definitely be going back soon!

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        1. re: CHfoodie11

          Thanks for the rec. I'll have to check it out.

        2. Hey Folks! I work at Rasa, and wanted to let everyone know we have a website up. The url is

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          1. re: devintrooney

            that was helpful, as now I'm going, haven't had Northern food in ages and up for Indo-Chinese.