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Spice Island Tea House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Chinese, Burmese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Menu

SNACKS
Cup 3
Bowl 4
Soup of the Day
Ask your server.
4 Pc 5
Vegetable Spring Rolls
2 Pc 6.5
Crab Spring Rolls
8 Pc 5
Vegetable Samoosas
4 Pc 6.5
Fried Spiced Fish Cakes
With Cucumber Salad.
5
Burmese Calabash Squash Fritters
4 Pc 5
Sumatran Corn and Shrimp Fritters
6.5
Tea Leaf Salad
Has fish sauce, but can be omitted. Fermented tea leaves, cabbage, tomato, peanuts, garlic, lemon.
6.5
Ginger Salad
Has fish sauce, but can be omitted. Shredded young ginger, cabbage, peanuts, fresh chili, garlic oil.
SALAD
9.5
Gado! Gado! (Indonesian Salad!)
Broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, egg, fried onion, cilantro, peanut dressing.
Beef 9.5
Shrimp 10.5
Thai Grilled Salad^
Red onion, tomato, and lettuce, spicy and sweet dressing.
9.5
Burmese La Toke Noodle Salad^ *
Wheat noodle, tofu, carrot, cucumber, ground shrimp, fried onion, cilantro spicy sweet vinaigrette.
9.5
Burmese Fried Fish Cake Salad^
Lettuce, jalapeno, cabbage, cilantro, tomato, sweet chili vinaigrette.
9.5
Vietnamese Salad with Herbs and Peanut*
Choose Chicken or Tofu. Tossed with lettuce, cabbage, fresh bean sprouts, cucumber, jalapeno, red onion, fresh mint, basil.
9.5
Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodle Salad (Bun Cha)
Grilled marinated pork on a bed of rice vermicelli with fresh mint, basil, peanuts, bean sprouts, and shredded raw vegetables in a spicy sweet dressing. May substitute fried tofu for pork.
SLOW-COOKED CURRIES
Served with Coconut Jasmine rice.
10.5
Burmese Chicken Curry
Bone-in chicken, potato, onion, garlic, ginger, spices.
12
Burmese Lemon Grass Beef
Potato, lemongrass, onion, garlic, spices.
12
Malaysian Beef Rendang
Lemongrass, galangal, spices, coconut milk.
10.5
Burmese Pork Curry
Marinated pork and potato with salty mango pickle and spices.
HEARTY NOODLE SOUPS
11
Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)
Somen (wheat noodle), onion, garlic, lemon grass, fried lentils, squash fritters, cilantro.
10.5
Ono Kyowsway (Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup)
Wheat noodle, turmeric, onion, garlic, toasted chickpea flour.
11
Shan Tribe Hot and Sour Noodle Soup^
Rice linguini, pork, shrimp, bean sprout, pickled mustard green, cabbage, spicy pungent broth.
GRILL
With steamed white rice and side salad.
13.5
Grilled Salmon on Banana Leaf^
W/ Tomato chili Sambal.
10.5
Burmese BBQ Chicken Thighs in Yogurt-curry Marinade
10.5
Malaysian Grilled Five-Spiced Chicken Thighs
Chicken (4 Sticks) 11.5
Shrimp (4 Sticks) 14.5
Malaysian Saté
With peanut sauce.
THAI-STYLE WOK-FRY
Served with steamed rice.
Chicken (White Meat) 11.5
Beef 12.5
Shrimp 14.5
Tofu 11.5
Thai Ruby Red Basil Sauce^ *
Bell pepper, onion, tomato basil sauce.
Chicken (White Meat) 11.5
Beef 12.5
Shrimp 14.5
Tofu 11.5
Green Beans^ *
With Tomato Chili Sauce.
Chicken (White Meat) 11.5
Beef 12.5
Shrimp 14.5
Tofu 11.5
Wok-Charred Chili and Garlic^
Hot peppers, onion, tomato and fresh Asian basil.
Chicken (White Meat) 11.5
Beef 12.5
Shrimp 14.5
Tofu 11.5
Panang Curry Sauce^
Bell pepper, onion, coconut milk, basil, peanut curry sauce.
Chicken (White Meat) 11.5
Beef 12.5
Shrimp 14.5
Tofu 11.5
Broccoli and Mushroom In Savory Oyster Brown Sauce
OTHER WOK-FRY SPECIALTIES
Served with steamed white rice.
12.5
Burmese Eggplant with Shrimp^
Asian eggplant, onion, small shrimp, spicy shrimp paste.
14.5
Sambal Goreng Udang (Indonesian Shrimp Curry)
Onion, garlic, lemongrass, galangal, tamarind coconut sauce.
14.5
Burmese Curry Shrimp^
Onion, bell pepper, tomato.
FRIED RICE AND NOODLE
Meat/seafood can be substituted with tofu or mixed vegetables. Fried Rice dishes contains egg unless requested to be omitted.
11.5
Java Fried Rice^ *
Shrimp, chicken, bell pepper, onion, sweet soy sauce.
11.5
Burmese Fried Rice^
Shrimp, hot peppers, bean sprouts, onion, shrimp paste.
12.5
Spicy Chili Fried Rice^ *
Shrimp, scallop, squid, tomato, mushroom, chili sauce. Sorry, no mild option.
11.5
Thai Basil Fried Rice^ *
Shrimp, onion, bean sprout, peas, basil, jalapeno.
11.5
Singapore Rice Noodle*
Shrimp, beef, chicken, bell pepper, onion, Madras curry.
12
Malaysian Saté Noodle with Seafood
Wheat noodle, shrimp, scallop, squid, carrots, broccoli, sacha sauce.
11.5
Pad Thai*
Rice linguini, chicken, shrimp, bean sprout, egg, peanuts.
11.5
Chiang Mai Noodles
Wheat noodle, minced chicken, jalapeno, mushroom, red curry sauce.
11.5
Spicy Laht Nah
Wide rice noodle, minced chicken, jalapeno, mushroom, spicy soy gravy.
11.5
Singapore Char Kway Teow^ *
Wide rice noodle, shrimp, Chinese sausage, bean sprouts, spicy sweet soy sauce.
VEGETABLES
Served with Steamed white rice.
11.5
Curry Trio^
Eggplant, green beans, and potato in a spicy red curry sauce.
11.5
Spice Island Fried Tofu
Peanut chili lime sauce or sweet cilantro soy sauce.
11.5
Vegetable Monsoon^
Braised eggplant, okra, squash, string bean, and cauliflower in a hot and sour sauce.
11.5
Garden Vegetables with Green Curry^
Cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, cabbage.
11.5
Bean Sprouts with Basil^
Stir-fried with Asian basil, hot peppers, garlic.
11.5
Mixed Vegetables In Garlic Sauce
With broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, and mushroom.
ET CETERA
**Available only for wok-fry, vegetable, fried rice and noodles sections. Not available for Spice Island Fried Tofu.
1
Add / Extra Tofu**
2.5
Add / Extra Chicken**
3.5
Add / Extra Beef**
3.5
Add / Extra Small Shrimp**
4 Shrimp 6
Add / Extra Large Tiger Shrimp**
2.5
Add / Extra Mixed Vegetables**
3
Coconut Jasmine Rice
4
House-Made Buttery Paratha (Crispy Layered Flatbread)
1.5
Nan Bread
2.5
Side Salad
With sweet chili dressing.
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Reviewed May 3, 2019

Best Thai food I have ever had. Get the premium tea, it is a treat. Try a Thai beer. Pad Thai and Java Fried Rice are excellent. Fish soup was excellent. We never miss this place when we are in Pittsburgh.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Caribbeanjunky1
Reviewed February 13, 2019

It was a bit daunting entering this place but it had been recommended by a friend and I wasn't disappointed. Nice fresh dishes, arrived hot and the wait staff was eager to answer any questions we had about the different dishes.The choice of teas was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hightechgal
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

I love this place! It’s very vegetables friendly. My two favorite dishes are the green curry and panang curry. Both are coconut milk based and are super creamy. The panang has a peanut flavor to it which I love. My friends enjoyed the pad thai...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank karenbI9588QE
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The food was perfect, very authentic. We got the veggie java fr was exactly what i wanted and perfectly spiced. Service was great, really sweet girls. Definitely worth the trip.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jas215
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Came in for a quick dinner. Loved the vegetable spring rolls. However the knock out was the Thai peanut sauce with the grilled chicken. Restaurant is a small place with lots of character and good service. We will be back!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank frugalmamma
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Was looking for a place to have lunch close to the home of a person I was visiting. It is a few blocks from the main streets and in a neighborhood of homes that are most likely all converted to apartments for college students. I...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Second visit for lunch. I have tried the Pad Thai (comes with shrimp and chicken), red basil chicken and vegetable spring rolls. All were very delicious. I was surprised how mild the dishes were, I expected very spicy. You have pepper sauce to your taste...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank drjohns623
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Great value for what you are paying for. The serving sizes are quite large, so you will have leftovers. Come hungry!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank arianastarkman
Reviewed August 10, 2017

The food was very good. The restaurant was in an older building with a lot of character. The young lady that waited on us was demure and lovely. The decor is cute with chairs matching at each table, but not the rest of the chairs...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank MethuselahSeven
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Just ate here tonight when looking for some Asian food. Had the spring rolls, pad Thai, chicken curry and chicken satay. All were delicious. Don't be deterred by the look of the exterior. It was cute inside and food was very good. We recommend!

Date of visit: August 2017
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