Friday, May 25, 2012

The Tastes of Wild Ginger in a Sandwich

Wild Ginger at the Bravern is now offering Vietnamese-style Banh Mi sandwiches in three unique and flavorful options.

Grilled Chicken ~ $8
Fresh herbs, sambal mayo, pickled cucumber, yam and daikon

Grilled Pork ~ $8
Cilantro, hoisin mayo, pickled cucumber, yam and daikon

Veggie ~ $8
Fried tofu, pickled daikon, carrot, green papaya, zucchini, wasabi mayo, lettuce

All served on Viet style baquette. Sides include choice of Sweet Potato or Thai Sweet Chili Pop Chips and chieu salad: cabbage, carrot, red onion and Thai basil, for $2. To-go sandwiches and sides can be ordered online and picked up Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm at Wild Ginger at the Bravern. Check out the detailed menu and give em a try here>>

Photos courtesy of Mat Hayward Photography

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


It's Springtime, blossoms are tickling noses while the scent of freshly cut, sun kissed grass floats through the air. 

Indigenous to Southeast Asia, lemongrass is an essence of Spring that dances its way into culinary creations year round at Wild Ginger.  Hidden under layers of tough outer leaves, is a pale yellow stalk that is sliced and doused into dishes to create a vibrant lemony aroma.    

Each Spring, we gather as much lemongrass as possible and store it all year. The perennial grass provides signature Wild Ginger dishes, such as the Seven Flavor Beef and Green Curry, a brilliant, unmistakable zest. 

Specialty Lamb Dishes at Wild Ginger

We're creating three house-made, speciality dishes using whole, organic lamb that is fresh from Shibui Farms in our backyard on Vashon Island. Each succulent lamb dish will integrate the authentic cooking styles, flavors and aromas of Southeast Asia.  

Indonesian Roast Lamb tenderloin marinated in cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garlic, shallots and sweet soy for two days, a lamb tenderloin is then roasted and served with exotic, aromatic rice and Indonesian soy lime dipping sauce. 

Rogan Josh, a Malay curry dish, will include chunks of fresh lamb leg meat marinated in yogurt, red onions, nutmeg, and cardamon before being slow cooked with fresh tomatoes and served with aromatic rice.  

Last but not least, Singapore Lamb Soup will be made from a seasoned stock of lamb bones. This rich and enticing soup features heady lamb mingled with the flavors of curry leaf, clove, cinnamon, and revitalizing ginger in each bite.

These speciality dishes will be available until all three lambs have been gobbled up... We suggest coming in soon!