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Eating at Mooncake Foods


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Eating at Mooncake Foods

Iron Frank | May 8, 2003 12:33 AM

I learned about Mooncake foods from the recent posts about them being bad neighbors due to some exhaust issues. Everything seemed pretty above board when I went. Standard low fat grilled meat items, no smokepit billowing smoke or anything interesting but I don't have to live next to them so I'm definitely sympathetic if this is an issue.

The food is pretty hearty but uninteresting but the owners do take an interest in experimentation and improving the food at their place. They were working on a new hot pepper condiment when I was there. They' seem genuinely interested in finding fresher and more natural ingredients.

I had some spring rolls which were served cold and not fried as I had expected. The soft wrapper was nicely contrasted by some crispy noodles inside and the whole package was cutely held together by a spring onion bow.

Crawfish dumplings were good but the crawfish obviously didn't pack the punch of say...pork fat.

A chicken and cole slaw sandwich was a healthful sloppy mess. Dripping mayonaise dressing all over it was pretty tasty but more in the way of something I'd throw together if I was really hungry from some nice leftovers in the fridge than a well composed thought out creation. It's still early though and they're still growing and learning. The prices are reasonable so I'd go give them another try.


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