Walk the streets of the East Village and you’re bound to stumble upon Spicy Moon, a 100% vegan restaurant serving Chinese Szechuan food. Online reviews suggested the dishes are over the moon so I figured I’d shoot for the stars. Even when the sky is dark, Spicy Moon’s photo gallery will brighten your night.
A friendly waitress, Emma, greeted us. She offered suggestions and helped us reach a decision. She was invested in our experience in a way that’s rare, but essential to building relationships with customers–so much so that I asked her if she’s the owner. She laughed and appreciated the compliment.
I ordered the Dry Pot: a mix of hot peppers, celery, broccoli, eggplant, sprouts, sugar snap peas, red pepper, scallions, and tofu. Houston, we have liftoff! Prepare the crew for a burst of delicious flavors. This dish was extraterrestrial.
As long as the sun shines, one does not ask for the moon–unless it’s Spicy Moon. And if you have the moon, ignore the stars. I’ll eat there more frequently than once in a blue moon. There may be eight types of moons, but there’s only one Spicy Moon.