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Wild Ginger In Seattle?

Toni6921 Oct 3, 2007 11:20 AM

I was looking for seafood soup recipes and stumbled on a recipe for a Malaysian seafood soup. The soup is called Laksa. The recipe looked absolutely amazing and it was submitted by the chef who works at the Wild Ginger.

If the soup recipe is any indication of the quality of the food served there, it must be a pretty good restaurant. Has anyone eaten there?

  1. The Chowhound Team Dec 12, 2011 12:55 AM

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      christy319 Oct 4, 2007 09:16 AM

      Try reading some of the trip reports that visitors have posted over the past year. It seems like most people have been disappointed with WG.

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        Jane917 Oct 3, 2007 04:43 PM

        Would you mind posting the link where you found the laksa?

        I hear there is another Wild Ginger to be opened soon in Bellevue.

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        1. re: Jane917
          skisvalley Oct 3, 2007 04:45 PM

          I heard about Bellevue too. I think it will be near the new Neiman Marcus.

          1. re: Jane917
            smalt Oct 3, 2007 07:37 PM

            True enough. Today's Times: http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource...

            As for the original comment that the recipe was submitted by a Wild Ginger chef - was that a recent recipe or perhaps an older one? The original chef , Jeem Han Locke, has moved on and opened and closed a few of his own places. He is a past Hames Beard Award winner......

            1. re: smalt
              Jane917 Oct 4, 2007 07:17 AM

              After a bit of searching, I have found the recipe. It is indeed the recipe of the former chef.


          2. skisvalley Oct 3, 2007 04:34 PM

            Wild Ginger is a great restaurant. It is not as cozy as it once was but Hanoi Tuna, the Tuna Bruschetta, Roast Duck, all delicious. Also don't skip the gelato for dessert. Coconut is to die for.

            1. knowspicker Oct 3, 2007 12:55 PM

              My wife and I both really liked eating there. It wasn't perfect, the green bean dish was kind of boring but not bad. The Laksa is amazing. It's our new favorite soup and they have the best satay I have had to date. The peanut sauce is excellent. We also enjoyed the tea selections and the it didn't cost us an arm and a leg. We each had soup, split an appetizer and ordered 2 main dishes and it was not too pricey especially for the quality. Less than going to a NW Seafood restaurant.

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              1. re: knowspicker
                bluedog67 Oct 3, 2007 02:50 PM

                If you have never been, or are from out of town, you should go. It is delicious and consistent. People from anywhere but Seattle, SF or NYC find it unique. For the price I think it a good classic Seattle standard.

                That said, we never, ever go unsolicited. Only b/c I have been dozens of times, and been there done that.

              2. Hanads Oct 3, 2007 12:29 PM

                Whenever my family comes to visit, they love to dine at Wild Ginger because it's got a great reputation back home (hawaii). It's got wonderful food, fairly good service and can get crowded at the bar depending on performances at the Benaroya. They have good, tasty food and it's consistent, but if you're looking for Malaysian seafood - try the Malay Satay hut on 12th Ave S as you're turning into the ID. Great place!

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                  chefguy Oct 3, 2007 11:33 AM

                  Do a search. You'll see the most heated debate among any on this board. Some love it some hate it. I personally think it's great (although it's been a while since I've been). Go with a group, order a bunch of stuff, enjoy the drinks, and report back to us.

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