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Not many restaurants can boast of spectacular views the way By The Mekong can. Named after the famous river, this restaurant focuses on several South East Asian cuisines. The restaurant has tasteful interiors without any obvious Asian motifs, unlike most restaurants that are usually red with dragons and other Asian elements. In fact, the view from its tall ceiling to floor windows does the impressing. The focus is on Thai Chinese & Vietnamese dishes, no Japanese so do not expect any Sushi here. Service is excellent here and it is the perfect restaurant you would visit for a romantic meal or when you are looking to impress your diner.
Perched on the 37th floor of gorgeous St. Regis Hotel, Lower Parel, Mumbai, is the hotel’s Asian themed restaurant ‘By The Mekong’. Named after the famous river that flows between Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, the restaurant features dishes from the Asian regions and present them in a beautiful surrounding. The restaurant itself is popular and stunningly designed. Wooden finish floors gleams beneath the huge lovely lamps hanging from the ceiling. The big bay windows flanks the room giving unparalleled view of the city beneath your feet. Opulent is how you will define the space when you first enter it. The restaurant is epitome of sophistication and beauty. By The Mekong has to be one of the most beautiful and pricey places in the city. Separate dining areas are open to the demand for privacy and seclusion. You will be treated well by the staff who are trained to be cordial and extremely professional.
As the name might reflect By The Mekong is known for serving very delicious pan Asian fare to their customers. Your table will be laden with delicacies from Thailand, China and Vietnam cooked authentically by the talented chefs. To start your meal with their appetizers is a good idea. You will find the menu quite elaborate with lovely choices. First off order, golden tiger prawns, Thai flavoured grilled fish, pomelo salad in lime dressing, soft shell crab with salt & pepper, chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce, tofu puff with chilli oil, steamed vermicelli roll, tom yum soup, hot & sour soup, crispy vegetable spring rolls, spicy green papaya salad. Be sure to sample their dim sum menu. You will find them serving you one of the best dim sums in Mumbai. Deep fried shrimp dumpling, barbeque chicken bao, shrimp & scallop dumpling, forest mushroom dumpling and vegetable bao are must haves.
The mains section you will find will give you loads of variety. Dishes like peking duck, stir fried prawns in penang sauce, squid tossed with preserved chilies, wok fried lemon grass chicken, stir fried vegetables with cashew nuts, massaman curry and sliced pork with mixed vegetables, are mouth-watering tasty. By The Mekong’s dessert section stars some unique sweet dishes that you must try out. Kumquat flavoured chocolate mousse, roasted banana with sago pearls, crispy buns with custard & cream are solely available at Mekong. For romance and opulence look no further than Mekong.