If you’re cravin’ Asian, then head to Ginger Moon for some of Seminyak’s top nosh…
With an ethos of sharing, the menu at Ginger Moon lends itself to family dining with a bit of pick and mix, dumpling style. And if dumplings aren’t to your holidaying tots’ fancy then fear not for the Kids Menu has pizzas, simple fried rice and spring rolls as well.
Situated on the busy Jl Laksmana in the heart of the famous “eat street”, Ginger Moon has a cool, relaxed style. Pretty painted doors frame the entrance where a large palm tree greets you and a massive skylight illuminates the space. Along the walls are large banquette seats under a huge art deco style mirror in a nod to old world glamour. There is more seating upstairs in a gallery style space that exhibits local artists’ works. And along the staircase are vintage spice boxes that complement this modern, clean and simple outfit.
There is nothing laid back about the service, however, which is efficient and very friendly. The staff were accommodating to our little ones’ requests to take the papaya out of their mixed juice and nothing was too much trouble. There are high chairs for the teeny ones and that ‘kids are welcome’ attitude that only comes from places where kids are actually welcome.
We ordered an array of sharing plates including salt and pepper squid, perkadel jagung, prawn and pork rice paper rolls and more dumplings than you can poke a watermelon juice at. Other family members went on another occasion and raved about the peking duck pancakes and the steamed barramundi. In both experiences, the food and drinks arrive swiftly and all were presented beautifully. Plus you get great bang for your buck, which makes the whole shebang a hive of clichéd happiness.
The vast cocktail list is super appealing and the long red bar screams, “book a babysitter and come and sit at me”. And even with the little ones in tow, the cool, chilled lounge tunes drown out the noise from busy Laksmana which makes it a perfect spot to order that extra Bintang and stop awhile. All in all, Ginger Moon is a great spot for dining, Seminyak style.
Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.
Review written by Anna, Baker’s wife, Mamma to 4, writer and creator of Colour Me Anna. Based in Australia, but regularly makes the pilgrimage with her little tribe over to the Island of the Gods for some sunshine, coconuts and cocktails.