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Moksa & Naga Bring New Bites & Beats To Central

Posted by Michelle Zippelli  April 10, 2012 09:37 PM

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Christmas came early for Central Square this year. Not only did Patricia Yeo's much-anticipated Pan Asian spot Moksa open a few weeks ago, but a brand new dance club opened along with it. Naga, located in the back of Moksa, is the newest addition to the Cambridge nightlife scene. The club will host weekly dance parties with mostly electronic tunes that will include everything from drum and bass jams to hop hip. As if that wasn't good enough -- any shot plus a mini Miller High Life is only $4.50.

Moska itself is a casual spot with a modern minimalist decor. Asian small plates are the name of the game with menu selections varying from dumplings to noodles to raw fish. They also serve a dim sum brunch on the weekends and serve food until 1am. The bar program, created by top-notch mixologist Noon Inthasuwan of Umami in Brookline, features unique house made ingredients and concoctions.

My first trip to Moksa was a huge success. Unfortunately I didn't try any drinks, but all the small plates definitely held their own sans alcohol. Here's some of what Moksa has to offer on the food front...

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Tuna Poke, Avocado, Hearts of Palm

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Berkshire Pork Potsticker

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Shao Bing: Pork Belly Sandwich

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Bok Choy Side Dish

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Dan Dan Mein, Spicy Pork-Mushroom Ragu

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Paneer, Avocado & Jalapeno Roti

I had heard mixed reviews of the noodles, but the Dan Dan Mein turned out to be my favorite dish of the night -- flavorful sauce, plenty of meat and just the right about of spice. The pork bun and dumplings were also delicious. Next time I would skip the Paneer, Avocado & Jalapeno Roti. The idea of a cheese taco sounded great on paper, but I didn't realize there was no sauce on it at all. Regardless, Moksa is definitely worth the trip to Central, especially now that Central has arguably the best nightlife of any Boston neighborhood.

Have you tried it yet?

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Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.
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Jacki and Michelle also co-write the Boston-based food blog JustAddCheese.com.
Email Jacki and Michelle: chowdownbeantown@gmail.com
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