Thursday, December 24, 2015 Sharon Halim 1 Comments

Gingerboy is owned by Teage Ezard, yes the same man as the one who created Ezard. It was opened in late 2006 and focus on refined but simple South-East Asian hawker-style food. From the outside you can clearly spotted Gingerboy neon logo. Gingerboy has been around for a long time, long before all the new casual dining popping up and started to become a trend. The restaurant was decorated with red threaded chandeliers, star like ambient light, bamboo poles walls, dark tables and chairs with dim lighting. It's a two storey vibrant and chic restaurants and there was a room for private functions as well.

I have visited Gingerboy before at it was fantastic. In the event of my partner birthday, we decided to revisit Gingerboy with the rest of our family in Melbourne. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at OpenTable or by phones. Since today is Christmas eve, I decided to post this post today because it reminded me of my time with my family. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus but also about spending time with your family and take a break from your usual busy life. I hope you get to spend time with your family today.

Son in law eggs, chilli jam and Asian herbs - 3 pieces ($13.5). This is one of the most popular menu at Gingerboy and it clearly delivers. The eggs was prepared perfectly and all the seasonings just matched the eggs perfectly.

Seared Hervey bay scallops, tofu and garlic curd, black bean sauce - 3 pieces ($19.5). The scallop was cooked perfectly, it was fresh and well seasoned.

Peppered beef, puffed rice noodle salad, pickled cucumber relish, crying tiger relish ($18) was light with some crunchiness from the puffed rice. I really enjoy this dish.

Steamed silken tofu, tomato, coriander, toasted sesame dressing ($16.5/$33). Honestly, I ordered this cause I like tofu but it was too blend for my taste and completely over shadowed by the other dishes.

Twiced cooked pork belly, plum and ginger relish, green apple slaw ($39). There is no surprised that pork belly matched perfectly with green apple slaw, it's just lighten the dish up but the pork belly was no as tender or crispy as I thought it would be.

Today special: hapuka ($38). Hapuka is one of the fish that I'm always interested in ordering and it does not disappoint. Sweet, sour and a little bit salty, well balanced dish.

Red duck leg curry, thai basil and coconut cream ($42). This was one of my favourite dish but on my current visits, it was made too salty and the duck was not tender enough. The waiting period for this dish was quite long, there was a gap between this dish and the rest.

Crispy fried sweet corn cakes (9.5) with chilli jam ($2.5). We saw this dish across someone else table and decided to order it. It was a well made corn cakes and match perfectly with the chilli jam. The chilli jam was not too spicy and have certain sweetness to it.

Passionfruit, watermelon, mandarin, black sticky rice ice cream ($16). This is my highlights of the night, the black sticky ice cream was really delicious. I would have this as often as I can, if I could. The fruit salad mixed really well with the ice cream. Complemented each other perfectly.

In the end, for me Gingerboy still one of the iconic Melbourne restaurant and after nearly ten year by 2016. This won't be the last time I dine in at Gingerboy.

Gingerboy Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday-Saturday: 12pm-2.30pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm
Sunday: Closed

27-29 Crossley St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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