Maplewood, NJ 07040
August 7, 2011
Guest review by James L. Baker (age 12)
“In a small, unassuming and narrow building in Maplewood, you’ll find everyone’s favorite combination of basil, chilis, lime and veggies – Thai food.
Wild Ginger has a pleasant atmosphere and a casual feel. We, four hungry kids and one adult, sampled Pad Thai with chicken, Pad Thai with shrimp, Thai Fried Rice with Chicken, Chicken with Spicy Basil Sauce, Red Curry with Tofu, Green Curry with Shrimp, and Indonesian Sambal with Beef. Each of these cost between $8 and $12 (shrimp dishes). We had spring rolls and brown rice. Most of those stick with Thai tradition (except for the chopsticks they gave us) and harmony is key.
The Green Curry with Shrimp was a favorite, “lightly spiced,” according to Joshua Miguel Ewing, and nothing burned my mouth. So don’t bother getting the ice water.
I would recommend the Pad Thai, or Basil Chicken if you just want a lunch special. A kid-friendly Thai place is always needed around here.”