MEKONG, ANANTARA DUBAI THE PALM RESORT & SPA
This unique restaurant is bursting with colour and traditional decor. Quirky furnishing such as rickshaw seats, decorative lanterns and water features provide a visually stimulating experience.
You’re met by a traditional greeting on arrival. Once ushered to your seat, you’re handed a cool and fragrant towel. The friendly staff offer a knowledgeable insight into the menu and Mekong’s Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese specialities.
The meal begins with a taste of culture. An amuse bouche of Asian-style ingredients wrapped in leaves serve as bite-size explosions of flavour, before starters of minced prawns on sugarcane.
Small flags beside menu items identify their origin. The Beijing duck is a signature, cooked with a crispy skin and served with fresh cucumber, leeks and soft egg pancakes in which to wrap the meat. A sweet hoisin sauce provides the perfect contrast.
Finish with the ultimate sweet ending. The crème brûlée is a highlight, incorporating a smooth, creamy centre with a crisp caramel crust – delicious.
Starter BBQ minced prawns on sugarcane skewer, Dhs70
Main Beijing style roasted half duckling, Dhs195
Dessert Caramel palm sugar and pandan crème brûlée, Dhs45
Address: Crescent Rd, The Palm, Dubai
Telephone: 04 567 8304
Website: www.dubai-palm.anantara.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Timings: 6:30pm – 11:30pm daily