Mekong II Thai Restaurant

Thai Cuisine is very popular in Hawaii. One of our favorite restaurants is Mekong II on King Street right across from Washington Intermediate School and Zippy’s. What I like about this place is that the food is delicious, the prices are reasonable, the service is good and there is a very nice ambience. Nice Thai décor. Interesting to note that this restaurant is owned by Keo Sananikone and his family. Keo is perhaps one of the pioneers of Thai cuisine in Hawaii. Funny to know that he’s from Laos, not Thailand. The fresh spices, herbs and vegetables used in the dishes at Mekong II must come from Keo’s farms in the North Shore of Oahu.

Besides the standard Thai dishes that many of us love so much, Mekong II is known for their Evil Jungle Prince which comes with a choice of meat or seafood, basil, coconut milk and red chili. It is served over a bed of chopped cabbage. It’s a terrific blend of taste and texture, spicy, sweet, hot (temperature wise) and crunchy from the cabbage. It tastes super over sticky rice!

Spring rolls. Wrap the hot spring roll in fresh lettuce with sprig of mint and slices of cucumbers. Dip in vinaigrette sauce. To die for!

Crispy noodles (mee krob).
Another wonderful appetizer.

Spicy lemongrass soup (Tom Yum) with kaffir lime leaves, green onion, cilantro, lemongrass, mushrooms and seafood.

Crispy Calamari

There’s so much to choose from, plenty of vegetarian dishes too. Enjoy!

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