Friday Brunch at Ginger
Ladies Night Angel Akansha visited the Friday Brunch at Ginger. Read her review here.
Weekend Brunches seems to be talk of the town and since DUBAI, is home to diverse nationalities, FOOD from all over the world is welcomed.
This WEEKEND my craving for South East Asian Cuisine landed me at the doorsteps of GINGER @ Ramada Jumeirah Hotel. Enjoying the empty roads on Friday afternoon, we drove to try this flavorful place to embark
Ginger is on the ground floor, right hand side of main reception. Well, you definitely can’t miss the vibrant orange interiors and brunch signboard. This nominally priced buffet costs AED 99 for food and soft drinks and AED 199 for bottomless alcoholic beverages including vast selection of beers to help you burp that extra food you loaded and good quality red and white wines by the glass.
A must try is Chang Beer, a product of Thailand…. though I am a wine drinker and detest beers, this for me had a light malt taste. There is ample dining space inside/out, as it caters to large family groups and romantic sushi lovers. We spotted a few !!
The chef happily mixed and grounded all the ingredients and served me in less than a minute.
WOW!!! That was super quick!!!
You can always ask him to tone down the chili, according to your preference.
This had to be an unhurried dining experience for me, so I did not stop at one salad, went on to try a few more AND the show stopper was the CRISPY DUCK SALAD with hoisin dressing. This salad has a really nice balance of flavors and it does no harm your waist size, ladies are you listening …………
CHEF’S SIGNATURE DISH- AROMATIC DUCK
Chinese spice infused, crispy fried duck was served with pancakes (don’t misunderstand me) these are not regular breakfast pancakes but thin sheets of spring roll like wrappers, with cucumber sticks and spring onions. This is a Chinese specialty and left us quacking out of happiness afterwards.
Let’s talk SUSHI……………………
One cannot associate sushi with a budget friendly option, but this brunch was like a wish come true. You get seated well, treated well and above all unlimited supply of sushi. So stock up on those. The enticing colorful presentation of sushi platter made me eat with my eyes first, and then mouth. There are vegetarian options for our vegan friends, vegetable maki.
Fish tonkatsu, tamarind fish, Prawn Tempura, were not left out from the brunch menu…..
We all know how “Thai food” speaks for itself so moving on to some other main course dishes, Beef Penang curry was all and all absolutely satisfying. Smooth, slightly sweet with rich coconut base, landed it on my top favorite. Some other dishes to feed on were chicken/ veg dim sums, Thai chicken fried rice and their live cooking station can mix up any kind of noodle/ rice with your choice of meat and veggies.
Desserts had some delectable choices, though we couldn’t try much as we were really full.
The Friday Brunch at Ginger is kids friendly and they have a cute special menu for them.
Everything we got to the table was crafted with thought and imagination and very careful attention to quality and sourcing. Staff was warm, friendly and smiling. There were late risers, but all were treated with same attention and enthusiasm, as being served for the first time
I am definitely coming back with a bigger group of family members.