The Mekong River, known as the Khong River by locals, has long served as the central form of connectivity from the Tibetan Plateau down through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It brings together these varying cultures, while its banks and valleys create one of the world’s most biodiverse and fertile areas. This melding of disparate tastes, ingredients, and techniques has resulted in the bold, complex harmony that is the hallmark of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine.
Just steps away from Miami Beach’s local haven and tourist hotspot Lincoln Road, Khong River House offers an oasis of reclaimed wood, soaring ceilings and dimly lit Edison bulbs housed in antique Asian birdhouses. Gracefully perched white stone Buddhas look down on an impressive gin-laden bar and an open floor plan, save for two cozy semi-private booths. The kitchen centers on the core of rural Asian society: family. Khong’s multicultural culinary team spans generations, and celebrates family recipes – both ancient and new – and collaboration between talents. This sense of community translates to the table. True to Asian culture, the food is meant to be shared. Fiery curries, rich noodle dishes, herbaceous broths, tangy house pickles and sweet sticky rice are just a few of the flavors to come from Khong River House’s humble tribute to the food, flavors and traditions of the Mekong region.