Sector: Wokingham Road
In the swirling cloud of hydrogen, helium and singed cumin seeds left in the wake of the overdue supernova of the India Palace, we discovered a young star struggling towards the main sequence. After a few months the "Opening Soon" signs were removed, so, avoiding the gravitational pull of the Garden of Gulab just across the road, we were eventually able to venture nervously into the Blue Ginger, tricorders in hand.
Decor: Modernist - oranges and blues provided a contemporary
feel to the place, a bit like the Sizzling Wok (Thai restaurant on
Christchurch Road) but more colourful.
Music: Crap - R&B, cheesy sax then pseudo-french-almost-'Allo-'allo-type strings.
|SERVICE||Eager to please|
Time to get served: 45 minutes, although had starters in that
Popadums & Chutneys: 4 dips: orange fluid (same colour as the
walls: left over paint?), mint, spicy thing and dull onion.
Lime pickle: Powerfull.
Onion bagees: Excellent, delicious.
|MAIN COURSES AND DESERTS||Very good, very hot|
Prawn Jalfrezi: Asked for a Prawn Balti, but ended up getting
Enterprise-grade antimatter fuel which sent my mouth to warp 9 as it
annihilated my tongue. You probably don't want to know this, but it
hurt as much coming out as it did going in.
|Buffet option||Egg-fried rice||Sweet Lassi||Liqueur coffees||Hot towels||Sweets with bill|
|Key:||Yes||No||Too drunk to remember|
Very impressive, especially given that they had only been open for two weeks. On the bill it said "Blue Ginger, Oxford", suggesting it had moved from Oxford recently, which could explain it. Anyway, definitely worth a visit if you want a change from the usual Friday Gulab or Sardar. We award the Blue Ginger 4 Cobras:
Everyone smiling, except bashful Ewan.
A friendly waiter.