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.
Thank you for this review! I’d been trawling the newspapers to find somewhere new to dine out, not too far from home – and this sounds like something right up my street.
Pleasure! You must visit, Madhulika. It sure is a treat for the taste-buds 😉
Anything similar nearer home?
None come to mind immediately, I’m afraid…
The food is excellent at AUGUST MOON. I’m glad to be living close enough to attack their khaana anytime. You are 100% right about their consistency.
There you go…
`I am not a fan of the oriental food…but if I read a few more articles written with such joy and appreciation, I might give the Thai food a try….the last time being way back in 1978….
Thanks for an excellent article
And if you do decide, August Moon should be a must. Thanks for the appreciation.