A Taj West End setting, a marriage of Vietnamese and Thai cuisines, and an ambience that’s eclectic and romantic— dining at Blue Ginger, the city’s first ever Vietnamese restaurant is recommended. Plus, they have just introduced a new menu.
Say Hi To A New Menu At The City's Oldest And Most Gorgeous Vietnamese Restaurant
The Blue Ginger Island
Greens of all shades and a small lake with sprouting lotuses, inquisitive amphibians and playful fishes are what welcomes you when you step into the island looking set up of this elegant restaurant. Open-air ambience, rustic decor, and fancy china and cutlery add to the fine-dining experience. There’s a bit of Vietnamese theme going around the restaurant as well with the use of traditional vases and hanging lanterns. Oh, and of course, the service is as spotless as the white table napkin.
Vietnamese Meets Thai
Part of the new menu that’s on until Sunday, May 28, signature cuisines from Vivanta By Taj President Mumbai’s Thai restaurant, the Thai Pavilion is being served alongside Blue Ginger’s own eclectic mix of Vietnamese cuisines. Enter an Asian food trail that will leave you spoilt for choices.
Salads are simple and light here and the Yum Won Sen, a vermicelli salad with shrimps and ground chicken, and seasoned with Thai herbs come highly recommended. Appetisers can be ordered individually or as a platter here. Wok Tossed Lotus Stem Butter Garlic, Grilled Lamp Chops, Satay Chicken, and Poh Pia Ja is what was handed to us on a platter. Ranking in the order of what we loved the most, the buttery garlicky lotus stems comes in first followed by the grilled lamb chops coated with homemade Vietnamese sesame barbecue sauce. If you can’t resist the urge for an Asian curry and rice, then dig into jasmine rice and pick from three curries — Phad Kai Bai Karprao, Vietnamese Prawn Mango Curry, and Hei Phad Prik Haeng. The Karpao, stir-fried ground chicken in basil and bird’s eye chilli is a dry dish that packs a punch and the Hei Phad, a water chestnut and cashew curry in red chilli paste is for anyone who loves nutty flavours. Wrap up lunch with the light Tub Tim Grob — diced water chestnuts dunked in cold, creamy coconut milk and served in a champagne goblet.
So, We're Thinking...
Now, a fair warning lunch or dinner at Blue Ginger is not for a budget experience but rather for those special occasions or family scenes. However, the Asian menu and the authentic ingredients will make going here a worthwhile experience.
The new menu is on till Sunday, May 28. Available for both lunch and dinner.
- Price for two : INR 3200