“For our final review, we decided to try ‘Mekong’, an Asian restaurant based in Nyon. Since 1991, they have served a variety of dishes with a fusion of Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese flavours. This was a new restaurant for the three of us that we were eager to try out! With such a diverse menu, we had plenty to choose from but unfortunately we could only try a few of their many dishes.”
Amelie – “As this is our final review, I decided to include a little bonus… My chocolate mug cake recipe!! Be sure to check it out at the end of this review :)”
Amelie – “To begin, I tried the ‘siu mai’ style steamed pork dumplings. The filling was quite tasty, however with delivery, I would definitely recommend reheating as they are certainly best served hot! The siu mai dumpling is an open style dumpling which was new to me and I also tried the Cantonese dumplings which were more familiar and equally yummy. I then had the sweet and sour chicken along with steamed rice and sautéed beef noodles. The sticky sweet sauce of the chicken was delicious and it paired amazingly drizzled on top of the rice. The chicken itself was crispy and the noodles were nice and thin, which I personally prefer, and within were chunks of beef as well as crispy onion bits and other veggies. I rate the meal overall an 8 out of 10. I would definitely have it again as I really enjoyed the flavours!”
Antonia – “Like Amelie, I started off by diving into the sweet and sour chicken dish, paired with plain steamed rice and sautéed beef noodles. I opted for plain rice as a side so that I could maximize the array of flavours from both the chicken and the noodles. I really enjoyed tasting the sweet and sour chicken, especially due to the bits of pineapple infused in the delicious sauce. The chicken was also cooked with a perfect balance of crunchy yet not too hard. The noodles came with really tasty vegetables; I would have preferred a little bit more salt, however, this is a personal preference. To finish my Mekong culinary journey, I tried the ‘siu mai’ style steamed pork dumplings as well as the cantonese steamed dumplings. Both of the doughs had a wonderful flavour and taste, and their intricate patterned shape and presentation was really nice. I rate the meal an 8 out of 10; the dishes were all of good quality, however, I think that there could have been a few more ingredients added to ‘spice up’ the taste a little bit.”
Madeleine – “ As there was so much to choose from I wanted to maximise what I tasted and go all in for our last review. Therefore I had the tasty cantonese fried rice which was drizzled in a little bit of soy sauce, rather than plain rice, which was accompanied by the sweet and sour chicken and the gon bao. One reason I loved this meal so much is because the sweet and sour chicken came with tasty pieces of pineapple. This created a contrasting yet satisfying sensation with the cool of the fruit and the sweet taste of the fried chicken. The Goa Bon had fresh prawns and a variety of vegetables with caramelised cashews which created a whirlwind of different textures and colors, and they were very generous with the portions. The cantonese and steamed dumplings were equally delicious, but I preferred the sweetness of the steamed dumpling dough. Overall, I give the food I tried a 9 out of 10, it was a delicious meal and I would definitely go again to try even more!”
Mekong’s menu, which fuses Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai recipes, provided a great meal for a Friday evening. Although we ordered all dishes as takeaway, the presentation of the dumplings was admirable and all food looked tasty despite the boxes (which were environmentally friendly for the most part). We had a wonderful time trying out Mekong’s array of platters, and would love to order from them again in order to try even more meals from their extensive menu.
We hope that you will enjoy Mekong’s Asian cuisine at their Nyon restaurant with a lovely lake-side view as much as we have!
Quai des Alpes – 1260 Nyon
Bonus – Chocolate Mug Cake recipe
Amelie “Here’s a little bonus fun recipe. I have perfected this easy recipe for a rich, moussey chocolate mug cake and thought I should share! So here it is…”
- 2 tbsp Flour
- 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp Caster sugar
- 1/4 tsp Baking powder
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp plain oil
- Combine all ingredients in your mug
- Microwave for 1 minute (depending on power, mine is 1000)
- Top with some powdered sugar and enjoy!
-Madeleine, Amelie, Antonia
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Thank you all for taking part on this culinary journey with us!