We had first heard about Wild Ginger from Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels years ago. It was also very highly rated on Urbanspoon. We loved it, so we made a point of returning on this trip.
Here’s what we enjoyed:
1) Wild Ginger Fragrant Duck. This is a twist on Peking Duck, with fluffy steamed white buns instead of the usual wraps. The sauce is a sweet plum sauce, which is interesting, but I would have preferred the standard hoisin sauce for contrast. The buns were very tasty, though.
2) Green Papaya Salad. I loved this salad – it was so clean and fresh. It was tossed with peanuts, fish sauce and a lemongrass dressing. A standard papaya salad has shrimp paste, but I enjoyed this version a lot… I could eat this all day long.
3) Squash and Sweet Potato Stew. This was a stew we enjoyed last time around as well, and thought it would be a suitable dish for baby. It’s a vegetarian stew with sweet potato, squash, bean curd sheets and bean thread noodle. The flavours ended up being a bit too strong for our toddler, but it was still a good dish.
4) Lemongrass Chicken Skewers. This was one of our favourite dishes, I’ve never had anything like it before. Plump and juicy chicken skewers with such strong and distinct flavour – a real winner.
Wild Ginger has some really unique dishes and I would recommend it to anyone looking for some tasty Asian fusion food. If I lived here, I would return to try the rest of their dishes!
WHAT TO GET: Papaya salad and lemongrass chicken skewers.