97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, 088518
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, History
Expert review of Blue Ginger
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.
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.
Homely and charming, set in a shop house, Blue Ginger has a casual, yet modern feel.
Friendly and attentive, our waiter made some good dish suggestions too.
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.
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:
- Asian, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian
- 97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, 088518
- +65 6222 3928
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sun 12pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm–10:30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards: