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Mekong Cafe Springfield Illinois

chris in illinois | May 19, 200912:29 PM     5

Just had lunch with my four little ones at the Mekong Cafe near downtown in Springfield Illinois. The cuisine as the name suggests is Vietnamese with forays into Thailand and Laos. I'm unfamiliar with Loatian cuisine, but the Laotian Beef Curry Noodle dish was extremely fresh and flavorful, sweet but not too much and as spicy as you would like. The kids had some fried rice that got the 'thumbs up' from them. It appears at lunch it is a three person operation, two in the kitchen and one up front, but service was friendly and efficient (five other tables going and we didn't wait hardly at all). I was a tad surprised to walk in and see three buddhist monks chowing down, but that's probably just a sign that the food is as authentic as you'll find in central illinois.

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