Blue Ginger

Price guide: Mid-range

97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, 088518

Price guide: Mid-range

Blue Ginger

By Carmen Roberts, your Singapore expert

I write for BBC World TV. Read more
#11 of 19
expert-rated restaurants in Singapore
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, History

Expert review of Blue Ginger

Home style Peranakan food, served in a relaxed Singaporean setting.

Peranakan culture centers around the well-bred Nonya (Straits Chinese Lady) and her ability to cook and bring the family together around the dinner table. This is the premise of Blue Ginger, a restaurant that has a homely feel, serving up mouth watering, spicy local dishes.

Food and drink: 

To start we ordered the otak otak, spicy fish cake wrapped in banana leaves and kueh pie tee, cute edible cups of shredded bamboo shoots, turnip and shrimps. The beef rendang was tender and fragrant, while the steamed cod was stewed in a rich, spicy gravy. As further reinforcement, I brought my mother and aunt to dinner and they gave Blue Ginger the Singaporean sign of approval.

Ambience: 

Homely and charming, set in a shop house, Blue Ginger has a casual, yet modern feel.

Service: 

Friendly and attentive, our waiter made some good dish suggestions too.

Location: 

Blue Ginger is on the main drag of Tanjong Pagar Road, it’s an easy 10 minute walk into the CBD and Chinatown and Duxton Hill are just around the corner.

Price advice: 

The appetisers are very reasonably priced, less the $10, while you can expect to pay around $20-30 for a main course sized dish. Food is meant to be eaten family style, but as a rough guide expect to pay around $30 per person for a hearty dinner. All in all, I think Blue Ginger is good value for money.

More information on Blue Ginger:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Asian, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian
Address:
97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, 088518
Telephone:
+65 6222 3928
Website:
http://www.theblueginger.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 12pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm–10:30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Blue Ginger? Would you recommended it?