Gingerboy was, for a very long time, my absolute favourite restaurant. Gingerboy introduced me to 'real' Asian flavours, semi-fancy restaurants and waiters explaining the dishes as they are presented. I was looking forward to another meal at Gingerboy as i hadn't visited for awhile.
The night didn't get off to a great start when we both left our wallets at home and had to return home, resulting in us arriving 30 mins late. Thankfully the staff were lovely and had kept our table. Gingerboy do a 6-6.15pm sitting and a 8.15pm sitting so i was worried we would lose our booking.
Vegos - you must ask for the vegetarian supplemental menu. The main menu has a couple of veg options but when you ask for the extra menu you end up with a choice of about 6 entrees and 5 mains - bonus! I don't understand why they don't advertise that menu more, i reckon they would get a much higher vegetarian patronage.
My lovely Dad offered to choose vegetarian dishes too so we could sample more of the menu. So to start we grabbed a couple of starters. Previously i had eaten the son in law eggs which are delicious - especially the chilli jam and i highly recommend it. Unfortunately i didn't order it this time because i wanted to sample some other dishes. First we started with sticky rice balls. These little balls were not sticky at all - obviously they were made from sticky rice however they were fried so they were super crunchy, yet were not oily at all. Dad commented they tasted like chocolate crackles minus the chocolate! The dressing was particularly delicious but the rice was very bland and there wasn't enough dressing to coat all the balls.
|Sticky Rice Balls with Coconut and Turmeric Dressing|
|Fried Chilli Tofu|
|Crispy Singapore Noodles with Spiced Vegetables Soy and Sesame|
|Stir Fry Vegetables with Yellow Curry Sauce|
|Green Papaya Salad|
|Ginger and Lemongrass tea|
|Coconut and Chilli Chocolate Splice, Candied Chilli and Lotus Root|
The chilli tofu is still something i will return for as are the son in law eggs but to be honest i'm not in a rush. I also don't like the 6/8pm sitting thing. 6pm is too early, 8pm is too late!
Anyway i shouldn't complain - i had a lovely meal with my Dad while he was in town!