SquareMeal Review of
This family-run eatery was dishing up steaming-hot bowls of pho noodle soup long before Vietnamese cuisine became fashionable in the capital. Loved by locals for its modest prices and snappy
service, Mekong entices customers with its displays of Vietnamese artwork on lime-green walls and a menu that brings bright, invigorating flavours and contrasting textures to the table. The kitchen
proves its worth with cold ‘crystal’ rolls, crunchy ‘goi’ salads with nuoc cham dressing, zingy stir-fries, bo luc lac (‘shaking beef’), ca kho (a simmered seafood hotpot) and Saigon rice-stick
noodles, but it also crosses the Mekong and scours the Far East for the likes of beef satay, bang-bang chicken, pad thai and twice-cooked Szechuan pork. Punchy New World Rieslings and other
carefully chosen wines stand up well to the vibrant flavours.