Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wild Ginger: The Wild Side of Asia

Former colleagues and your truly had a chance to get together and reminisce our happy past work with Sari-Sari. Yes, Sari-Sari the boutique? All of the stores are gone now but once a upon a time, it was one of the famous clothes shop in Manila and some provinces, they even ventured in the US. It was indeed a memorable experience. Anyway, its good to meet up and shared each other's life after each one of us went our separate ways from the company.

We decided to see each other in City Centre Deira and try Wild Ginger, a pan Asian experience. The restaurant is located inside Iconic store.

I love there placemats and tables made of wood.

They also have this long dining table. I remembered seeing the same ones in Wagamama.

The servers were very accommodating, we asked their recommendation on the foods since it was our first time to dine here.

For our drinks, Siegh got to taste there Lemon Mojito (Dhs 16). It has a mild taste of tea.

Sir Jerome tasted Pinacolada (Dhs 16), its fresh pineapple juice with coconut milk. Its a thirst quenching drink

and your truly chose Lemon and Mint (Dhs 15). Its a mix of lemon juice and mint. Hahaha, so much mint in it but its good.

Can you call sushi rolls as starters? I requested these from Sir Jerome, as he will be the one paying for our dinner. Hehehe!

California maki (Dhs 23). Nori wrapped Japanese rice with avocado shrimp and crabstick topped with sesame seeds or tobiko.

and Viking Maki (Dhs 25). Nori wrapped Japanese rice with crabstick, sweet egg, and topped with fresh Salmon.

For our main course. Siegh and your truly ordered from the sizzling stir fry. All their sizzlers come with a choice of sauce and served with steamed rice (Oyster, Schezwan, Black beans, Garlic, and sweet and Sour)

This is Beef Oyster (Dhs 36). I love the tender beef and the oyster sauce. But it was not what I chose.

This is Sea Food Schezwan. (Dhs 38). Its kindda spicy so I may have to go for beef Oyster as I am not so fond of spicy food, nevertheless, its still good.

This is Sir Jerome's Nasi Goreng (Dhs 32). I super love the rice, so yummy! Chicken and barbeque are also tasty. You should try this, highly recommended but be sure to eat it while it is still hot.

Did you know that wild ginger is giving away coupons on your next visit to them. A whooping 25% discount on a minimum spend of Dhs 40! I may come back and dine in here again.

Thanks Sir Jerome for sponsoring our dinner. Nice seeing you both. Our conversation was fun, informative and definitely worth repeating in the future! Very inspiring.

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