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.

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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

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CHEF: 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.

Location

4343 Main St.
Philadelphia PA 19127

Contact

215-483-1979

Hours

Lunch
Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm
Sat-Sun 10pm-3pm

Dinner
Sun-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm
Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm


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