Blue Moon

This post has been a long time coming. I have been waiting to try Blue Moon for months, but it just never happened. Well, I finally made it to Sofia’s first and only Thai restaurant; the food was quite tasty, using pretty authentic ingredients. About two years before Blue Moon opened. I heard whispers that someone was planning to open an authentic Thai place. It is easy see that this South East Asian cuisine was missing from the international offerings in Sofia. The Hilton has offered a week celebrating Thai cuisine for many years. They imported Thai chefs from the famous Blue Elephant’s restaurants scattered around the world. When buzz of this project first surfaced… it was rumored to be a branch of Blue Elephant in the basement of the Radisson… I don’t know if it is true, but it was exciting none the less.

I was not too crazy about the decor. The juxtaposition of kitchen and proper white table cloth and fancy plush chairs didn’t work for me. I get that the place is called Blue Moon, but the neon blue lighting was a bit much. The flowers hanging from the ceilings were cool, but not in this environment.
The Tom Kha-Gai/Goong was flavorful and pretty much what it should have been. The dish was balanced and worth ordering again.
The food was pretty good. I was satisfied with my Crispy Spring Rolls/ Pho Bier Tod, but I was a little unsure about the sweet and sour sauce. It has that generic from the bottle taste, but unless I am in the kitchen, I can’t be sure.

The Thai Fish-Cakes/Tod Mun Pla were quite nice. My friend and I both enjoyed them. 

The Pad Kra-Pow was the biggest disappointment and I would have avoided ordering this dish had I checked out my Facebook page earlier. When I posted that I would be visiting Blue Moon, they specifically said don’t order the noodles and now I know why… it is spaghetti. If you order a dish that is a noodle dish and they get the noodles wrong… it is pretty much a wash. The dish lacked heat and my daughter could have cut the vegetables better with a spoon… 
Overall, I was rather happy with the food, except for my noodles, but if I just avoid them I am certain there are enough other things on the menu to satisfy. The prices are a bit high for it to be a regular spot, but I think Blue Moon is meant to be a place for a night out or a business lunch. I make a mean Pad Thai, especially now I know where to buy tamarind and palm sugar, but Blue Moon will never be as good as the take-out Thai places that I love in New York. 
ul. G. S. Rakovski 127
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria 
Hours Mon – Sun: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am 
Phone 089 781 1733 
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Author: caseyangelova

Eating, Gardening & Living in Bulgaria www.caseyangelova.com

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