The entrance to Moose is on the 2nd floor of an old warehouse. Climb up the dark stairs and you will find yourself transported to a place that seems part laboratory science class and part curiosity shop. There is both outdoor and indoor seating separated by a giant glass wall that gives the space an atrium feel. Comfortable seating abounds, either on couches, chairs or stools, creating the perfect place to meet friends for an evening of drinking, eating and catching some good music. On some nights the in-house dj mixes the beats. On other nights, you might find local or international live music acts on offer.
Now on to the food.
We started our meal off with a couple of pre dinner drinks just to set the mood. We ordered the house Sangria and the Yellow Submarine. The Sangria was very generous and had some interesting spices going on. Garnished with a cinnamon stick and small cubes of apples it was very easy to drink. The Yellow Submarine was a gin & mango cocktail served in a cute mason jar - a little on the sweet side for me but surly popular with the ladies.
Moose - Cocktails. Left: Yellow Submarine, Right: Sangria
First to our table in a cute little pot was Tom Yum Mackerel- a wonderful rendition that was tart and bright with the flavors of lemongrass, galangal & kaffir lime leaf offering a nice slow heat from the thai chilis. The fish was very fresh with a delicate flavor and very little smell.
Moose - Tom Yum Mackerel
Next up, we dug into some sauteed fern in oyster sauce. Tender, sweet and salty, the fern was cut into perfect little bites for easy eating. I must admit that the fern looked and tasted exactly like morning glory, but no one could confirm. I would order it again regardless.
Arriving at the same time as the fern, Massaman dry curry beef served with steamed jasmine rice created a perfect balance of sweet and heat. With the addition of peanuts and potatoes, the tender beef was succulent and luxurious.
Moose - Left: Sauteed fern in oyster sauce Right: Massaman dry curry beef
Finishing our meal off was a dish that was quite a surprise. Arriving at the table, the poached banana with coconut looked pretty pedestrian. I was expecting a sweet poached banana with an equally sweet sauce (something that I wasn’t really into) and instead found something much more interesting. The banana was more on the starchy side, poached in a slightly sweet syrup and the coconut sauce was not sweet at all, but instead savory and salty. Taken alone, the banana would have been pretty one dimensional. Eaten together with the coconut sauce, it was truly a special combination that I look forward to trying again.
Moose - Poached banana with coconut
If you are looking for a perfect place to go with friends (or alone) Moose is the place to go. With its delicious food, creative cocktails, great ambience and music, it should not be missed.
open daily from 5pm
24 Ekamai 21 Wattana, Bangkok