Dinner at Moksa

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A few weeks ago I met up with Blog & Tweet Boston for dinner at Moksa in Cambridge. It was a fun filled evening of new friends, fab drinks, and great food, of course! Moksa is located on Mass. Ave. and while it looks tiny from the street, it's anything but! 

As I walked into the restaurant I spotted a few fellow bloggers gathered around the bar and a few smaller tables in their front room. After chatting a bit, we were lead into their dining room which is rather narrow, but can easily accommodate larger groups. Immediately behind the dining room is Naga, a private event space and night club where you can enjoy the evening playing games or dancing the night away. 

We started with drinks at the smaller bar located in the dining room; there was a flavorful warm rum punch served in these adorable jars which we got to take home! After we moved to two long tables and settled in for appetizers and more drinks.

They served two types of dumplings, pork and vegetarian. While I didn't care for the vegetarian option, I absolutely loved the pork dumplings! 

The Takoyaki, or octopus balls, were my favorite appetizer of the evening. They were crispy and flavorful and I could have eaten a dozen of them if they let me. 

Next up was another amazing appetizer; spicy tuna dumplings. I loved the salsa that topped these crispy bites and would definitely order these and the Takoyaki again. I enjoyed this app with a Peking Sailor; a mixed drink with gin, Campari, elderflower vinegar, and bubbly. A very unique cocktail, and definitely my favorite of the night. 

We all went nuts over the butternut squash soup and sake pairing. Luckily, our custom menus featured the soup recipe! I can't wait to attempt to recreate this at home. This recipe features curry and coconut milk, which must be the secret to its rich flavor. 

For my main course, I chose the 7 spice crusted salmon. I wasn't blown away by it like I was with the appetizers but it was flavorful and cooked to perfection. 

For dessert we were served warm coconut rice pudding and a warm glass of "milk and honey." While the rice pudding wasn't sweet at all (it was slightly reminiscent of a simple risotto) I loved the cookie it was served with. The milk and honey night cap was a little too strong for me, but if you're a fan of cognac you'll love this drink. 

Overall, I absolutely loved the appetizers and would definitely go back for drinks or when looking for a place to eat in the Central Square area. The service was excellent, but we also had a whole team of people dedidated to serving our tables. It was great to enjoy an inspired meal with my fellow bloggers and it was great learning about sake and spirits with Richard of the Passionate Foodie. Thank you Moksa and Blog & Tweet Boston for the fantastic meal!

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