Let’s take a journey through the Mekong
The influence of dishes at Mekong span across Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It may seem like too much for a single restaurant to handle but Mekong have managed to pull it off. Entree like Little fish – Thai crisp anchovies with lime, lemongrass, chilli and peanuts $5 showcases punchy flavours and is full of crunch from the deep fried anchovies. Squid ink dumpling (2) with crabmeat and prawn thai stuffing in broth $12 paper-thin dumplings swimming in a delicate broth – the crab and prawn filling strike that perfect middle of sweetness and meatiness.
The duck in the A duck at sunrise duck confit with red thai curry, cherry tomato, basil oil and fresh pineapple $30 has been cooked very well, the flesh just falls from the bone.
For a main that impresses I’ll direct you to the Full moon steamed coconut stuffed with tiger prawn, egg, basil and coconut milk $28 a silky, coconutty egg custard with two whole large prawns, having been cooked just right, the resulting dish is comforting and tastes subtly of the sea.
The ice cream in the Bangkok ice cream bowl was icy but I couldn’t dislike it for long as it was served in an actual coconut - I don’t know why but I really enjoy scooping coconut flesh straight from the shell.
Lychee with rosewater mousse, mango puree and meringue drops $12 is a three-tiered dessert of rosewater lychee mousse, mango puree and meringue drops, flecked with elder-flower, rose petal and raspberries.
Now onto the photos!
Bangkok ice cream bowl coconut ice cream with pomegranate, roasted peanut and plum seed in coconut shell $10
MsBrulee dined as guests of Mekong. Opinions however are my own.