Long-time satisifed customer (6 years and running)..
Thai House/Ginger is probably my favorite Thai restaurant in town. I probably haven't been to ALL of them, but I've tried to go to all that I've come across. I've always enjoyed any dish that I've ordered. I especially like that it is always quiet, and there is never a crowd. Then again, I only go there for dinner. I think there is a little more traffic at lunch.
Anyway, I will continue to go back as long as they continue to serve up good food in a comfortable atmosphere. If you are swayed by negative reviews (especially those that use terms like "disgusting"), I would suggest giving it a try. It's inexpensive, and the chances are very good that you'll like it. If you're looking for some sort of experience that will fill a void in your life, this may not be the place. If you just want dinner, it's fantastic.
another crummy Thai restaurant to wipe away from my memory.
I read a good review about this place in The Alibi and since it was close to the house we thought we'd give it a shot. I will say that our server was very kind and took care of us. That was as good as it got...I ordered the Red Curry and my wife ordered Drunken Noodles. While we waited for it to come the server brought us some soup from the buffet along with an eggroll and a couple of wontons. The soup was OK, the eggroll and wontons were stone cold and we all know how good those deep fried items are at that temperature...The food came, my curry was a bowl of red grease/oil littered with a few chicken parts and 30 bamboo shoots, after moving it around with my fork I unearthed 3 thin slices of red pepper. The rice was deformed. My wifes noodles looked like they were from a Stouffers meal that was burned in the microwave (except that wouldve cost $5 less). They awarded her some of the same quality chicken that I had in mine.
I wish that I hadnt sold my car because then I could just go to Thai Tip and never have to experiment with the many disgusting Thai restaurant in Albuquerque... If you think that you can get a decent burger at McDonalds then you might like Thai Ginger, otherwise steer clear
dreadful. I've been to perhaps 100 Thai places around the world, and this is the worst. I did order an unusual dish, the swimming rama recommended here. It was flavorless, greasy, with bitter spinach - even the rice was bad. I couldn't even wash it down with a Singha, as they don't sell beer.
This bare-bones restaurant demonstrates just how irresistible good Thai food can be..
The bare-bones decor isn't much to speak of, but it doesn't really matter when the food is this good.
Bad Thai food is searing-hot flavorless glop floating in a sea of oil. Good Thai food has delicate, aromatic flavors with spikes of heat that are interesting but not overpowering. Thai Ginger serves good Thai food. Dishes like Swimming Rama (spinach and chicken in a spicy peanut curry sauce) satisfy even inhibited diners, while the more exotic Trout Salad (pan fried trout with shredded veggies in ginger-lime sauce) is a thrill ride for culinary adventurers. Prices are inexpensive enough to allow you to eat from the entire menu.
Dish to Die For
The Pad Thai is an enormous portion of stir-fried rice noodles with fried tofu, roasted peanuts and a choice of chicken, pork, beef or phenomenal shrimp.
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