Thursday, January 3, 2019

Wild Ginger Dining + Bar, The Rocks

On our recent trip to Sydney, another great place that we found to dine simply by keeping our eyes peeled while out and about was Wild Ginger Dining + Bar, in the historic Rocks area of Sydney.  Wild Ginger is a Thai-style restaurant, serving food with the wonderful vibrant flavours typical of Thai cuisine.

We were seated outside on the balcony where we could people-watch the action in the Overseas Ferry Terminal, a large glass structure across the road from the back of the restaurant.  There was plenty to see as there appeared to be a cocktail function on one floor of the terminal, so there was a lot of coming and going of well-dressed individuals to keep us entertained while dining.

To start off, we ordered a serve of the duck pancakes ($10 for 2 pieces) to share.  The pancakes came pre-wrapped and filled with roast duck, cucumber, spring onion and "special Wild Ginger sauce":

We are fans of duck pancakes and these did not fail to please - we just wanted more of them.

We also ordered a couple of the curry puffs ($5 a piece), which are packed with vegetables and served with sweet chilli sauce:

These were also very tasty and a great way to start our meal.

It was a no-brainer for what Tim would order for main course - the Green Chicken Curry ($22):

This was a three-chilli dish, so I would have had to order it to be served mild - I don't like curries to be too hot.  Instead, I went for the mere one chilli Cashew Nut Chicken stir fry ($22):

This fresh, vibrant stir fry studded with crunchy cashew nuts was much more my style and was absolutely delicious.

To mop up all the lovely sauces, we ordered a serve of jasmine rice ($4) to share:

The service was very efficient and attentive when we arrived, but as the restaurant became busier, the wait staff (only two!) became rather frantic, so we were glad that we came early.

I'd definitely go back to Wild Ginger - the prices are comparable to similar venues and the food is excellent. 

The Rocks NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 8283 8275

1 comment:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

We've been here with family that live overseas. The food is really good!