Farewell Wild Ginger! | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Dec 20, 2012

Farewell Wild Ginger!

It's no secret that I hate crowded and noisy places. Deira City Centre has everything I need and all the shops I love, but I always get suffocated, drowned in a sea of crazy shoppers during weekends. So, whenever I feel strangled, having a mild case of enochlophobia, followed by a grumbling stomach, I find my way to the most secluded restaurant in the mall. Wild Ginger is a Pan-Asian restaurant at DCC, far from the massive crowd, hidden inside the Iconic retail store.

Wild Ginger Deira City Centre

Wild Ginger Outside

Wild Ginger is a hidden gem at Deira City Centre. The restaurant has a fine dining ambiance with reasonable prices on the menu, a decent meal with a food-court price tag. That's why I was terribly sad when I heard the news that the restaurant will be closing its doors very soon! I can't hardly believe that I'll be loosing my quiet spot at the end of December.

As I bid farewell to Wild Ginger, here's a look back on some of my favorites.     

Pad Thai Goong
stir-fried Thai noodles with shrimps, sweet/spicy sauce and a hint of citrus.
Pad Thai Goong: 26 AED
Nasi Goreng at Wild Ginger
another best seller, hefty serving of Nasi Goreng: 32 AED
savory fried rice served with a chicken skewer and fried chicken in special sauce 

Malaysian Beef
Malaysian Beef (flat noodles with tasty beef in spicy black bean sauce):  36 AED
Wok Fried Greens 15 AED

Crunchy California Maki
My top pick at the sushi rolls menu 
Crunchy California Maki: 27 AED

If you love Wild Ginger as much as I do, it's about time to re-visit the restaurant and grab you favorite meals for the last time! I'm still wishing that Wild Ginger will just be temporarily closed or be relocated, though the staff told me that there's no plan for that as of the moment. I am hoping to find another hidden gem very soon. So, if you know a quiet dine-out spot in the city, please leave a comment below! :)

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