Brunch at Khong River House: Mango Sticky Rice and Coconut Sesame Pancakes

Categories: Brunch Report

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Photos by Carla Torres
Khong-style fried chicken
South Beach favorite Khong River House has been well received by locals since opening in December 2012. So it's surprising that the restaurant, which celebrates the flavors and cuisine of the Mekong region of Thailand, only recently began serving brunch -- especially when sister property Yardbird down the street boasts hordes of hunger-struck folks lining up as early as 9:30 a.m. Sunday for bird and bubbles.

Well, now you don't have to wait an hour at Yardbird; simply walk to the other end of Lincoln Road, where you can get Khong's version of fried chicken all weekend long. Hurry, though -- sooner or later Khong's brunch will be as packed as Yardbird's.

See also: Khong River House: Boat Noodles, Cool Digs, and Hot Hooch in SoBe - View the slide show: Closer Look: Khong River House in South Beach

Khong takes Asian classics and brunchifies them. "Brunch at Yardbird continues to be one of the busiest meal periods, and Swine brunch has just taken on a life of its own," says John Kunkel, CEO of 50 Eggs, which also owns the pork-centric restaurant in Coral Gables. "We were getting lots of requests to do the same thing here at Khong, and that made our culinary team go back and say, 'OK, what are our customers asking for?'"

Seems like everyone was asking for bottomless booze, because that's exactly what you get as part of Khong's brunch offerings. Choose from Thai (bird's-chili-infused Wódka vodka) or classic bloody marys (infused with sriracha), mango bellinis, or mimosas. And in spirit of Thailand's lucky number, 9, bottomless booze is $19.99. Pretty sweet, but an even better brunch deal would be $9.99. If only we were that lucky.

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Nothing says Sunday brunch like pancakes. Correction: Nothing says Thai Sunday brunch like coconut sesame pancakes ($14). They come with a coconut rum glaze, brûléed banana, and pineapple. Brûléed banana is a stroke of genius. This unique stack could convert any breakfast hater into a pancake lover.

Location Info

Khong River House

1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


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Jennifer McGinness
Jennifer McGinness

Nice I hate long lines. Why would I line up at 930 Am for someone to serve me cheap champagne on my da off. F that. Thai it is. Lacey Emily

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Adam Mulroney
Adam Mulroney

I'm done with this place. Last meal was $200 for 2 people. Not what it used to be.

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Ashley Dominique

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