Chinatown Dining Week Profile: The Moth Cafe

Until the start of Chinatown Dining Week, we’ll be featuring each of the 15 businesses who are participating in this year’s event, running January 26 – February 5, 2023. All businesses are offering special deals during this period for $10 and/or $20. Check out all of the menus here.

Next up, we interviewed Khuyen Wales, Director at The Moth Cafe.

Why did you decide to open the restaurant?

Our food journey, at the time, led us down a path of exploring and creating plant-based dishes and learning about the benefits of vegetables and herbs. When we were given the opportunity to open a restaurant on the east side of the city we decided to jump on it. Chinatown and Boyle has always held a special place in our memory because this is where we started our lives as immigrants. 

How long has the restaurant been open?

Just over 5 years.

Lemongrass Minty Vermicelli + Spring Roll Chinatown Dining Week special from The Moth

What is the style of cuisine served at the restaurant?

Plant-based.

What makes your restaurant special?

I really don’t see us being special. We’re a family. We take care in everything we do, and we try to live and treat others the way that feels good to the human spirit. We sleep well at night. 

Purple Yam Risotto Chinatown Dining Week special from The Moth

Why do you think people should dine in Chinatown?

Chinatown is a hot spot for many family owned businesses. The food scene here is diverse and that alone is worth a visit to the area. The community support goes a long way. 

The Moth Cafe will be offering the following specials during Chinatown Dining Week. They are valid for dine-in only:

  • $20 Special: Choice of –
    • Lemongrass Minty Vermicelli + Spring Rolls: sautéed lemongrass with bean curd, soy protein muttons (contains wheat), bell pepper, onion, cucumber, bean sprouts, mint, mixed greens, fried onion shallots and roasted peanuts served in citrus sauce. Served with two spring rolls.
    • Purple Yam Risotto: creamy brown rice risotto slow cooked in purple yam coconut sauce, garnished with salted caramelized shiitake mushrooms, and seasonal vegetables
  • Orders can be made in-person
    (780) 244-9702
    9449 Jasper Avenue
    Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

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