August Moon

For someone who partakes of Oriental flavours once, or perhaps, generous-spiritedly twice a year, my recent seduction by all flavours Thai is a result of the fine Pan-Asian aromas wafting high from a very-new-kid-on-the block. Whenever a new eatery is presented to the world with a wide flourish, a deeply embedded sceptic in me waits a good year before giving it a thumbs up. Historically, some of them don’t even last that long.

But the August Moon is definitely here to stay. Located in GreaterKailash Part II, it has a tiny indoor seating that spills over into a large atrium as well as a shared al fresco arrangement.

Over the past few months I have often-times dined in, sometimes taken away, and once had their food delivered home. On occasion, I have been at parties in Delhi where they have catered. What weighs heavily in their favour is a wholehearted attempt at delivering quality. Consistently. The ingredients have always been fresh, the aromas wholly refreshing and the flavours quite authentic.

The Vietnamese Caramelised Prawns are to die for, I kid you not, as are the Cantonese Style Wok-Tossed ones. I could never quite fathom the term ‘juicy shrimps’ (after all, I live in landlocked Chandigarh) till such time I bit into a piping hot version of the latter. The peanut-sauce smeared Satay Kai outdoes itself each time, and so does the Crispy Lotus Root Honey Chilly.

On a quickie visit recently, I noisily slurped through their Tom Kha Soup. Which I have long avoided due to its milky appearance, possibly a throw-back to forced milk-drinking sessions as a child. I must confess I am now a coconut loving convert. A quick stab at the internet revealed a partially constructed website with the most slobber-worthy food pictures (which reminds me, apologies for my own feeble attempts) and some contact information.  Do give it a shot. If possible, on Fridays, when you can unabashadly attempt public singing along with their in-house guitarist.

Bon appetit!

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