Americans know Korean BBQ and they know Shabu. But not nearly as many know Moo Krata.  Ayara Thai in Westchester brings back the unique Thai dining experience several times each year, in celebration of Songkran, the Thai New Year, which is observed in April.  Following three nights of Moo Krata, Ayara Thai will offer Kancha Boat Noodle,  a hearty and traditionally cannabis-infused soup, on Friday, April 19.

One of Thailand’s most famous and labor-intensive soups, Ayara’s Boat Noodle is simmered for 48 hours and has 30 ingredients including pandan leaves, galangal, pickled lime, fermented tofu, dark soy sauce, tri-tip braised beef, and the classic 4/20-forward ingredient, cannabis, which historically was used to tenderize the meat.  Chef Vanda  Asapahu is planning to use a hybrid Indica/Sativa strain to create a combo of feeling good and relaxation. Each bowl will contain 5mg. 

Each low-dose bowl will be available on the street in front of Ayara on Friday night for $24 each until sold out. Top it off with CBD-infused chili vinegar and crispy pork rinds, and be sure to designate a driver or utilize rideshare.⁠ Available to enjoy on-site or pickup for takeout. Patio seating is first-come, first-served. To dine indoors, reservations are encouraged.


Moo Krata (Courtesy Ayara Thai)

The Moo Krata meal takes place on Monday, April 15, Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18  with outdoor seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. It’s $200 for a table for four, including tax and a 20% service charge. Heated by Thai-style binchotan charcoal, the raised dome is similar to a Korean BBQ grill, and the curved edge is a soup hotpot similar to Shabu. 

The meal includes:

→ Meats – Snake River Farm wagyu ribeye, marinated tri-tip, marinated Snake River Farm kurobuta pork loin, pork jowl, fish cakes, scallops, shrimp and crab

→ Veggies – Napa cabbage, Ong Choy morning glory, spinach, carrots, enoki mushrooms and tofu

→ Broth – lemongrass, galangal, daikon pork broth

→ Dipping Sauces – Thai-style sukiyaki, chili-lime, When Tigers Cry, and Jaew with roasted chili and toasted rice powder

→ Sides – Jasmine rice, glass noodles, instant Mama noodles

→ Dessert – Bua Loy rice dumplings in coconut milk

Reserve on OpenTable Experiences.

Cannabis-themed toasted sub shop Cheba Hut is a good place to cure the munchies with a toasty menu and a bar to ease the burden of cottonmouth. There will be Nug subs (4-inch sandwiches) for $4.20 all day long on Saturday, April 20, as well as free Cheba Hut-branded frisbees and Lowrider Amplified cocktails from Cypress Hill.


Toasty subs (Courtesy Cheba Hut)






































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