28 Watts St. (nr. Thompson)
Friday, June 5, 2009
While talking shop (by shop I mean food) with my friend Megan, we were going back and fourth on places to try in our neighborhood. Mooncake Foods came up, to which she hadn't yet tried, and I thought I'd pass it along to you all as a great cheap eats option. Now, mind you, I ordered the Thai Steak Salad with Basil Lime Dressing ($8.80), and what was delivered was so insanely spicy, my face was a constant expression of pain for a half hour straight. No where in that little description did it list "spicy" or "this will kick your a$$" or "don't even think about it, Kiira" so I thought it was safe decision. Needless to say, the spice did all of the above but the flavors were so delicious and the steak was so amazingly tender and flavorful, that I plowed through the constant pain for the sake of good eats. The entire menu (minus a lobster sandwich and a prawns dish) is well under $10 and is predominantly Asian-inspired. Cash only (hmph, everything is in Soho) too. But for a quick bite to eat that won't diminish your paycheck, I totally recommend this place. Next time you're in one of those "I'm so hungry but have no idea what I'm in the mood for" kind of moods, check out Mooncake Foods. And get plenty of water.