Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: Mekong Thai

On nights when I’m pressed for time or don’t feel like cooking, Mekong Thai is my go-to place. It’s in a small strip mall located on Montgomery Road (just down the road from the Kenwood Towne Center), which is located less than five minutes from my house. They are quick and convenient, which is a huge appeal, but even more than that…their food is great! They have a small, casual dining room as well as the option to carry-out.
They have a pretty standard Thai menu – the typical appetizers (spring rolls, crab ragoon, potstickers, etc.), soups, salads, stir fry dishes, fried rice, noodle dishes, etc. They have some unique sauces and flavors for their entrée dishes. I’ve had several family members and friends try Mekong, and they’re always pleased with their meals. Also, there are a ton of vegetarian options on the menu, which I’ve started appreciating more since one of my best friends is a vegetarian.
My regular order is the crab ragoon and Thai Spicy with chicken:

They have a spice scale of 1 – 3. One is mild, two is medium and three is hot. I’ve been ordering a 2; however I think I could handle the 3. The 2 is hot but I wouldn’t describe it as spicy, and I like spicy. The crab ragoons are great. What’s not to like about fried wontons with cream cheese and crab? However, I’m not crazy about the sauce they serve with them. They come with a strawberry sauce, and it’s a little too sweet and fruity for my liking.
The one downfall at Mekong Thai is that they don’t serve alcohol. From what I gather, I think they are waiting on a liquor license. They used to let you BYOB, but they said that was too expensive because of insurance costs. I usually get carry-out, so that’s not an issue for me but I know it may be for some of you who like to get a beer, glass of wine, etc. with your dinner. I can definitely understand that!   
If you’re in the area (or even if you’re not), I would definitely recommend Mekong Thai! I love supporting local, family owned businesses, especially when they’re as good and consistent as Mekong!

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1 comment:

  1. huge fan of Mekong - i'm only about 5 min away as well - it's a hidden gem!