Inspired by the street kitchens, hawker foods and vendors from Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore, Gingerboy is where South East Asian cuisine meets Melbourne style with a contemporary edge.
The wait staff suggested 3 entrees and a main for two. But my dining partner and I decided to go for 1 entree and 2 mains, which we both kinda regretted towards the end of the meal.
For entree, we had crispy chilli salt cuttlefish, lemon and roasted sesame. Oh dear, the cuttlefish was so tender and delish. And the serving was rather generous for entree size.
I've been thinking long enough about the red duck leg curry, shallots, thai basil and coconut cream as soon as I saw it on the menu days prior. And I absolutely loved it!
It was a tad spicy, and I had to eat it with loads of rice. It was a shame I had quite a heavy lunch, and probably shouldn't have had so much rice, but the red curry was so yums, I couldn't help it! I kept wanting more curry, which also meant that I had to scoop on more rice.
We also had the roasted pork belly, green prawn relish, coconut salad. Oh dear, oh my, the crackling was sooooo good! And the combination was simply perfect - the relish went so well with the pork.
Unfortunately, we were both so stuffed at this point that we, two desserts-lover, had to turn down having any sweets at all. There were so many desserts on the menu that I so badly wanted to try! T'was quite a bummer, really!
Gingerboy lives up to its reputation - all the ravings I've heard about them prior to my trip, they've got all the boxes ticked!
The serving was unexpectedly rather generous I must say, and I loved all three of the dishes we tried. The wait staff were all very friendly and service was just fantastic.
The food was impressive and I'd love to return to try out the many other items on the menu. This time I'd make sure I starve myself prior so at least I will still have space for desserts after. And now, to put Ezard on my to-go-list. ;)