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***This post is sponsored by St.Regis***

You’re stuck in traffic, but dreaming of that floating market you visited on your last winter holiday. The vegetables looked like jewels; the perfume of sizzling noodles and spicy sauces mixed with the heady air the East; the lanterns hanging from the tree-branches looked like tiny stars.

Divert your ride immediately. You deserve a stopover at The St. Regis Mumbai, where Asian restaurant By The Mekong has just inaugurated Chef Shi Xilin’s new menu, replete with all the flavours of that dream vacation you’ve been meaning to revisit.

Delight your palate with a taste of provincial delicacies from Thailand, China and Vietnam. Discover wok-tossed dishes, dim sum and bao from Yunnan; fiery Sichuanese dishes made with the region’s authentic dry red chillies; flavourful bowls of pho from Cambodia and more.

On the menu, we spot stir-fried shimeji and a sweet corn + crab meat enoki crisp; a dumpling made with prawns and caviar ossetra and chilli-baked black cod with ponzu soya and baby spinach. Chef Shi, if we ordered all of those would we have room left for edamame fried rice and peking duck? (We already know we will, so we’ll take that and the chocolate soil afterwards, thanks!)

Getting there: By The Mekong, Level 37, The St. Regis Mumbai, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Timings: noon to 3 pm, 7 pm to midnight. For reservations, visit or call +91 22 6162 8422.

***This post is sponsored by St.Regis***

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