Real Thai In Manayunk
Adam Erace finds exotic Thai authenticity at MangoMoon in Manayunk.
Weâ€™re indoctrinated to believe the fuglier an ethnic restaurant is, the more authentic its food, but clean, comfortable, impeccably styled MangoMoon is a clear, ringing exception. I never wouldâ€™ve expected somewhere with 15 different dish designs to deliver me back to Bangkok, but the grilled fat-laced pork neck marinated in garlic, cilantro root and oyster sauce certainly did. As did the chicken livers, skewered and grilled, the smokiness stirring echoes of streetside barbecues crowded with all sorts of weird meats on sharp sticks.