Blue Ginger is located in small alleyway just off Moseley Square in Glenelg. The moderately sized menu is very pan-Asian with Chinese, Thai and Indian influences.
The decor is fairly basic with dated cafe furnishings. It does have bi-fold doors which integrate the outdoor with the indoor dining areas. It also allows plenty of natural light in.
For lunch, I ordered the Pad Thai. The dish came out after a 15 minute wait and was nicely presented. The serving size was generous and the noodles were firm and well cooked. The chicken portions used were thigh fillets, which were tender and succulent. I did come across one piece of sinew in the meat which indicated they were a bit careless in the preparation. The bean sprouts and peanuts added a nice crunchy texture, while the flavour of basil was quite prominent. The colour was fairly spot on, except the taste was a little too sweet.
The staff were friendly and the service was fast and efficient. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing was reasonable. The cost of the Pad Thai was $11.90 which was good considering it’s not that expensive to make. The most expensive item on the menu is $15.90 for the Curried Duck, which is still not too far fetched. They also have a choice of 8 lunchtime specials for $9.90 which lasts until 3pm.
I’m usually a bit hesitant about eateries that specialise in multiple cuisines as they’re unable to do all of their dishes well. The Pad Thai wasn’t too bad, but I’d be keen to see what their other dishes are like.
WHERE: 7 Moseley Square, Glenelg