The Mekong Café has now relocated to Soi 94 right in the heart of Hua Hin city life. The place has clean lines, with some Moroccan and Mediterranean touches that makes it friendly and cozy. The restaurant offers outdoor and indoor tables for all situations. A bar is at the entrance for those who arrived early for a quick drink or a morning coffee! The menu has many, many options for all different tastes. Authentic Vietnamese, Thai from different regions, Mexican, pizzas and pastas. For those who are ready to eat, but don’t know what, this is the place! All in one location and excellent! I asked for the bestselling dishes and started with ‘fresh springs rolls with chicken and prawn’, an excellent fresh starter.
Then I tried the ‘phown hom’ – lettuce, prawns, sausage and basil, fresh and healthy. ‘Khao kreab pak mor’ followed – minced pork and mushrooms in a steamed crepe. This looked like dumplings but is thinner and lighter, full of flavour. ‘Grilled beef rapped in betel leaf’ was my last dish and it was my favorite. You could taste the spices on the beef but the betel leaf left me with a fresh palate. This was the first time I have tried Vietnamese food and now it takes it’s place on my list of favorite cuisines. Healthy, fresh and tasty; it is difficult to combine it all but Mekong Café managed it perfectly.
Mekong café has a lot to offer and the prices are excellent for the quality. If you have been trying to find them, head for the new Soi 94 location which holds so much promise. Happy Hour: 5pm to 7pm; buy 1 get 1 free cocktail and draft beer for 59 thb.