Suburban Life Magazine Features Chef Moon in their October 2021 Issue

Suburban Life Magazine did a feature on Chef Moon and placed her on the cover of their October 2021 issue.

Chef and restaurateur Moon Krapugthong acknowledges that it’s been a tough few years for the restaurant industry. In spite of many challenges, life at her two Manayunk restaurants—Chabaa Thai Bistro and Yanako Hot Kitchen & Sushi Bar BYOB—is moving forward, and upward, with the lessons taken away from this trying time.


Full Article: Onward & Upward

Chef Moon’s winter specials make venturing out into the bitter cold OH so worth it…

Whether you’re heating up over a Tom Sabb Salmon and Seafood Hot Pot for two, or soaking up every last drop of your massaman curry—you MUST try Moon’s Cornish Hen Casserole—with freshly-baked roti bread, you’ll be glad you made the decision to join us. Craving food from Yanako, too? You’re in luck. Check out our 3-course New Year prix fixe menu (options from Chabaa and Yanako), available for the next couple weeks!

*Both menus are for dine-in only.

Manayunk’s Top Chef Moon Covers Manayunk Magazine

When you sit down to dine at any of Nongyao “Moon” Krapugthong’s three restaurants on Main Street, it’s as if you’re sitting in a piece of art — one that she carefully selected herself. The atmosphere is clean but earthy, open yet somehow warm and welcoming. And then, there are the sounds and smells of her Thai restaurant, Chabaa Thai Bistro. They immediately transport you to Moon’s hometown, Bangkok, where she originally found her passion for food.

Read the full story at Manayunk Magazine

Massaman lamb chops mean Manayunk’s Chabaa Thai is back

PHILLY.COM: Philadelphia’s international menu is as diverse as that of any big city. But Thai food is one of our weakest genres. That’s why I was pleased when one of my longtime favorite local Thai chefs, Nongyao “Moon” Krapugthong, finally reopened her Chabaa Thai Bistro, in a new Main Street location.

Full article: Massaman lamb chops mean Manayunk’s Chabaa Thai is back


On an unseasonably warm October evening, I’m enjoying refreshing sips of pandan leaf-infused iced tea and sharing easy conversation with Moon Krapugthong in her new Binto Market & Café as customers flow in and out and gentle piano music fills the air. Radiating warmth, Chef Moon is infinitely more laidback and approachable than I expected of the owner of two of the most esteemed restaurants in Manayunk—Chabaa Thai and Yanako.


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