The latest addition to Kensington Street’s culinary offering, Mekong is plating up tastes of Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Chef Tiw Rakarin, formerly of Mama’s Buoi and Alphabet St, has curated a menu comprising entrees such as squid ink dumplings in a clear broth; tea barramundi slow cooked in nuoc cham sauce; and an Indochine shareplate including Lao pork sausage, pork flossed Dutch carrot, pineapple stack and prawn crackers.

Mains include stir fried eggplant and tofu and ‘Young Ginger’ soya chicken; duck confit on red Thai curry with fresh tomato and pineapple; ‘Spice of the omelette’ – a crispy omelette stuffed with sliced pork, morning glory and soy chilli sauce; and the steamed barramundi with green Thai chilli and mint.

Mekong – which opens on 10 May – also has a range of signature mocktails including ‘Blushing Gibbon’ with watermelon and green apple; ‘Grey Heron’ with ginger, earl grey, lime and pear juice; and the ‘Saigon Sunrise’ with lemon, blood orange and pulped orange.

The restaurant will offer a more fine dining experience compared to its younger sister downstairs, Lower Mekong, which opened last month and serves Vietnamese street food.

Mekong is located at 14 Kensington Street (upper level) and is open for lunch Thursday to Sunday 12-3pm and for dinner Monday to Sunday 6-10pm.

Other recent openings on Kensington Street include Bistrot Gavroche, SilvereyeAutomata in the Old Clare Hotel, Jason Atherton’s Kensington Street Social and KY-OTO.


Rosewater lychee dessert

Spice of the omelette

Squid ink dumplings

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