Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ginger Girls

Today I finally lunched at Gingerboy with a friend after our weekly habit of frequenting the same cheap-ass dumpling place in Little Bourke. As much as we love Dumpling King, the dark neon lure of Gingerboy finally drew us down grungy old Crossley St for an unforgettable dining experience. First impressions: dark and clean, black and red, clear perspex seating, bamboo and string lined walls, fairy lights reflected in huge mirrors, immaculate and efficient staff.

Not exactly a cheap lunch at just under $50 each (and we drank tap water only!), but to us, a small price to pay for asian food heaven. We had:
  • prawn and ginger dumplings with peanut/sesame/chilli dipping sauce
  • roasted kingfish wrapped in banana leaf
  • asian chicken, coriander, and coconut salad
  • salt and pepper cuttlefish
  • chilli jam, wok tossed asian greens, jasmine rice
I could ramble on and on about the amazing flavours of chilli, salt, fish, coriander, lime, coconut and ginger which permeated from our bowls, wafting around the restaurant and out the front door. But all you really need to know is that you should pay Gingerboy a visit. Soon. If you love asian food, you won't regret it. http://www.gingerboy.com.au/

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