Blue Ginger in Mykonos
Combining the best of traditional Thai and Asian cuisine with the freshest seafood ingredients of the Mediterranean, the Blue Ginger restaurant in Mykonos is a fusion experience. The décor mixes the cool austerity of the familiar Cycladian style with the ancient mystical forms of the Orient. The cuisines of Asia and Europe are similarly fused into a harmonious whole, offering a unique dining experience to patrons, whether repeat or first-time visitors to this fabled sun-kissed paradise. With a terrace that overlooks the sparkling waters of the Aegean, the Blue Ginger is a Mykonos landmark.
Set on a hill overlooking the town of Mykonos and the Aegean beyond, the Blue Ginger welcomes guests to step into the world of the Orient. The pagoda style rooftops and rice paper screens set the tone for exotic mysteries, while the whitewash walls and blue bordered tablecloths speak of the familiar Mykonos style. Statues of bowing Thai maidens and elaborate Chinese vases underline the serene views and peaceful atmosphere.
The menu promises excitement with every section. An assortment of Thai soups, featuring lemongrass and Thai basil with fresh caught seafood, make an excellent opener. An assortment of sushi, traditional green mango salad with crispy spring rolls or chicken satay make a complete platter of starters, but the Thai duck salad with grilled duck breast slices, tomato, onion, cucumber and coriander should not be passed over. Chinese style Dim Sum can be had, steamed dumplings filled with pork or grilled baby octopus freshly plucked from the nearby Aegean.
The traditional Asian dishes featured on the entrees include familiar names such as Sweet and Sour Chicken, Moo Shu Pork, Crispy Duck with Orange Sauce and the slightly sweet and very spicy Szechuan Beef. The creamy coconut milk curries introduce the diner to flavors that come in colors; yellow, red, green and white. Each color of curry spice is uniquely married to the herbs that constitute the overall dish, delivering a range of taste sensations from the marvelously subtle to eye-watering heat.
The Ginger Lobster makes good use of a popular local ingredient, as does the King Prawns sautéed with garlic sauce. The Peking Duck is a decadent delight in any country, while General Tao’s Chicken has obviously conquered the world. The Royal Thai Lamb introduces marinated slices of lamb to a gentle coconut milk curry with snow peas and peppers while the sizzling platters of Kung Po Beef will catch the attention of every other diner and excite your own appetite.
Bringing a taste of the exotic Orient to the hedonistic paradise of Mykonos enhances the sense of escape that makes this destination so popular with those seeking a romantic getaway. To add to the delight of being on vacation, why not order in to your hotel room? The Blue Ginger delivers free anywhere in Mykonos and you can skip the necessity of getting dressed!