The Blue Ginger Thai Café: a mixed review

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Wandering Outside the Bubble

Megan O’Brien, Contributing Writer

Photo  by Claire HolmanMegan O’Brien enjoys the Screamin’ Chick, a simple yet exquisite dish featuring creamy coconut broth with chicken and rice noodles.
Photo by Claire Holman
Megan O’Brien enjoys the Screamin’ Chick, a simple yet exquisite dish featuring creamy coconut broth with chicken and rice noodles.

When I ventured out to Blu Ginger Thai Café, I saw that the letter “r” in “Ginger” had disappeared from the neon sign. I should have known then what to expect.

The decor inside was simple. Modern, brightly-colored paintings decorated the walls.

We were seated quickly due to previously-made reservations. However, we quickly noticed that our seven-person group was the largest party at the restaurant. We may have overwhelmed the waiters; actually, we undoubtedly overwhelmed them, so much so that they avoided our table. They neglected our orders for drinks for half an hour, until one of us finally got up and informed a waitress of our predicament. We promptly took advantage of the waitress’s presence, and ordered both drinks and food.

Unfortunately, however, the poor service continued. After an hour, some of us received our meals. Two of us waited an additional 30 minutes because the waitress forgot to place those orders.

We caught our waitress, clearly new to the job, looking teary-eyed at one point. Lack of communication between the waiters, hostesses and management did not aid the situation.

Interestingly enough, my meal was delicious. I ordered the Screamin’ Chick, a bizarre name for a soup with coconut chicken, basil, noodles and spicy peppers. For the dish, you can choose what level of spiciness you prefer.

The broth was thick and creamy, primarily flavored with coconut. Despite the terrible service, I applaud them for this simple yet exquisite dish.

If you want to try Blu Ginger, I recommend calling for take-out, instead of sitting down for a full-service meal.

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