One of the few things I miss about my old office job in East Memphis was being within walking distance of Mosa.
Mosa is a local chain (if you can call two restaurants a chain) of Asian diners run by the former owners of legendary Memphis restaurant Formosa. The menu tends towards Chinese and Thai favorites like crab rangoon, red curry, fried rice and Kung Pao.
I had the veggie Pad Thai. The noodles were covered in a sweet, citrusy brown sauce and topped with cilantro and crushed peanuts. My partner in crime got the Dan Dan, which was a bowl of udon noodles covered in brown sauce and topped with mushrooms, carrots and cucumbers.
You can pick your meat or tofu for most of the entrees. The best part? Most of the entrees are less than $10.
For a diner, Mosa is pretty classy. There are big windows and plenty of space in the warm, dim dining room. There are two locations, both in East Memphis - one at White Station and Poplar, and one at Poplar and Kirby. Mosa is open for lunch and dinner.
850 South White Station Road