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Posted: 04.09.2017
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.
Posted: 02.25.2017
BILLY PENN: More than four dozen Philly restaurants actively participated in the “Day Without Immigrants” on February 16, either by closing entirely, shutting down for part of the day or curtailing services.
Posted: 02.23.2017
EXPLORE PHILLY: There can be only one. Well, actually there can be quite a few Thai food places in the city. However, our favorite place is BYOB Chabaa Thai in Manayunk especially with the take me away to Thailand design and new location at 4343 Main St. with neighboring connected lunch spot Binto for those on-the-go Thai food fix days.
Posted: 11.22.2016
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.
Posted: 10.25.2016
THE TOWN DISH: Tenacious chef Moon Krapugthong skillfully combines plate presentations in an enchanting ambience of exquisiteness with a come-hither grocery/grab-and-go market that further propels Chabaa Thai Bistro and Binto Market & Cafe into the universe of five-star glory.
Eat fresh. Eat colorfully. Eat creatively.