6004 W. Broad St. – Various Lunch Specials – includes soup and spring roll – $7.62
My first visit to Mekong was on Sunday. Â I then went again on Tuesday.
During the week, there are a number of Lunch Specials for $7.62. Â It is a good portion of food and it comes with soup (wonton, hot and sour etc.) and a spring roll (steamed or fried).
On Sunday, at the waitress’s recommendation, I had rice noodle salad. Â I chose the fried tofu option. Â The salad comes in a large bowl. Â Vegetables fill the bottom of the bowl (lettuces, cilantro, sprouts, carrots and squash), the thick layer of cool rice noodles rice sits on top of the vegetables. Â The meat, seafood or tofu goes on top of the noodles. Â Crushed peanuts are sprinkled on top and all of that. Â The salad comes with a custom dressing on the side. Â This was a good meal for $6.95. Â Good enough to make me go back on Tuesday for lunch with family and friends from the office.
The Tuesday lunch experience wasn’t as positive. Â I ordered the appetizer sampler. Â I wasÂ disappointedÂ that all but the steamed spring-roll was deep fried in a way that made everything taste like the dish next to it. Â The sampler cost $6.95. Â I gave it 14 out of 21 points.
My wife enjoyed her food, but she did pull a long black hair out of her dish. Â This wouldn’t keep me from going back – stuff happens – and my wife really did like the meal (they replaced it with a fresh hair-free version)
Two friends rated their meals between B- to D-. Â eh.
I’ll be back to try one of the traditional lunch specials.
In all my years going to Mekong, I have pulled hairs out of my food 3 times. It was enough to stop me eating there on a regular basis. I love the rice noodle bowls, too. But I can't help think about those hairs every time I go back.
Yeah, I'm struggling with the same thing every time I "almost" go back.