Travel down the Mekong without ever leaving Sydney.
Woven into the rich tapestry of Chippendale’s Kensington Street is Mekong Restaurant. The dishes at Mekong are designed to take you on a palliative journey, from Burma to Lao, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in a single sitting. Chef Tiw Rakarin (ex Mama’s Buoi and Alphabet St) wishes to give his patrons a dining experience to remember, showcasing the very best of Indochinese cuisine.
On the A La Carte menu you’ll find tantalising food items such as squid ink dumplings, served with Thai-style crab meat and prawn stuffing ($12). A play on the old-school hors d’oeuvre ‘pigs in blankets’ is Mekong’s pig in a betel leaf blanket. Travelling far away from its tacky cocktail party origins, these incorporate Thai grilled pork neck wrapped in betel leaf, served with a house made tamarind sauce ($13). Moving onto the ‘mainland’ food list, you’ll notice an assortment of grilled and stir-fried dishes juxtaposed against richer curries with evocative titles such as Grandma in the Garden ($24) and A Duck at Sunrise ($30).
If you’re looking to take all the guess work out of your dining experience, you can also opt for the banquet menu, with a 2 person minimum ($68 per person). In which case, be sure to come hungry. Very hungry. The banquet includes a total of 10 unique dishes starting with appetisers and travelling all the way through to dessert.
Also available is a Chefs special lunch menu. For $28, guests can choose from a variety of entrees and mains. For dessert you’ll enjoy the speciality Bangkok ice cream bowl, served with coconut ice cream, pomegranate, roasted peanuts and palm seeds in a coconut shell. Wine by the glass and bottle are also available at an extra charge.
Scanning the wine list, Mekong has on offer a variety of Australian wines designed to to accompany the nuanced flavours of every dish. Sip on a crisp glass of Pinot Grigio from the Yarra Valley, or travel down the more robust route with a glass Tempranillo sourced from the Hunter Valley.
Looking to book a function? Mekong can host up to 80 people for any style of function, providing the ideal atmosphere for both corporate and private events. For enquiries be sure to give the team a call directly on 02 9282 9079.