By The Mekong at The St. Regis Mumbai Review

They say "Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art". And good food evokes beautiful memories for days to come. Whenever we look at a beautifully laid table, full of delicious food, we reminiscence of good times. On one such saturday we stepped into By the Mekong, located on the 37th level of The St.Regis Mumbai. The decor portrays subdued opulence with wooden flooring, huge lamps & artifacts. We chose a table by the window with beautiful views of the race course that made a perfect backdrop for the great meal. We were eager to try the new menu crafted by Chef Shi Xilin- think juicy dim sums, wok tossed dishes, creative Asian desserts & authentic flavors. So, was the afternoon well spent? Read on to know it all. Drool Alert: The pictures below can make you seriously hungry :D.

We started with two long form cocktails- Golden Triangle made with vodka, grapes, cranberry & delicately balanced hints of vanilla & ginger was a perfect afternoon drink.

Lower Mekong, a delicious signature drink made with vodka & kumquat with hints of basil & lime was strong enough to last a long time.

For starters, we tried assorted dim sum platter & tried both vegetarian & non vegetarian flavors. In veg we tried, edamame truffle, crystal vegetable with kaffir pesto, wild mushroom We were bowled over by the freshness of the ingredients used- especially edamame & mushrooms in the dim sums & a nice chat with Chef Shi Xilin & Chef Himanshu Taneja revealed the secret!!

All smiles with Chef Himanshu & Chef Shi Xilin

Handpicked seasonal produce from authentic sources to offer nothing but the best to the guests dining at By the Mekong. The chicken & truffle sumai dumplings were steamed to perfection and a must try if you want to try only a few flavors. The prawn with caviar ossetra are a delight for prawn lovers with juicy & meaty prawns enveloped in a light dough cover topped with ossetra caviar (most sought after caviar obtained from Ossetra sturgeon).

The Wok tossed crispy lotus root paired well with the dim sums.

The main course started with Barbecue Lamb Chops- succulent, tender & juicy chops served hot.

The Fried Rice (made with fragrant jasmine rice) & Hong Kong noodles with Malak sauce paired beautifully with Mekong chicken - a must try signature dish & Stir Fried Seasonal Vegetables with generous portions of fresh lotus root in a signature Asian sauce.

For desserts we tried the luscious & decadent "Ms. Berry" - a beautiful dessert made with seasonal berries dedicated to all the beautiful women of the city :D.  

Chocolate Textures- a rich dessert featured different textures of chocolate bought together in a single harmonious dessert. A true chocoholics delight!!

By the Mekong, an award winning restaurant, invites you to take a journey down the Mekong river & delight your palate with signature cooking styles from Yunnan & Sichuan region in China, Thailand and Vietnam. The restaurant is huge but if you are looking for intimate celebrations engage any of its three private dining rooms. The service is attentive. Tea connoisseurs can enjoy a variety of tea from the menu.  

What You Pay For a Meal for Two: INR 4000 plus taxes

Level 37, By the Mekong,
The St.Regis Mumbai.

Timing: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Call: 022 61628422.