For our first night in Seattle, Ian made dinner reservations for us at Wild Ginger, an Asian cuisine spot. I've never heard of this restaurant prior to coming to Seattle, but I am SO glad we tried it.
Upon entry, the interior looked clean and modern with lots of wood tones and high ceilings. We were quickly seated and ordered three different dishes plus dessert. I'm typically hesitant about trying modern Asian restaurants simply because I grew up eating authentic home-cooked Asian meals. However, I was pleasantly surprised by every single dish! Everything was so FLAVORFUL.
Seven Flavor Beef - Flank steak seasoned with seven different flavors inspired by Vietnamese cuisine. It was yummy, but it was not super special to what I usually eat.
Angkor Wat Chicken - Wok fried chicken with herbs, spicy black beans, bell peppers, and onions. When this was brought out, I could immediately smell all the amazing seasonings. The chicken was soft and silky and paired amazingly with the bell peppers.
Sichuan Green Beans - If you love green beans you need to order this one. I was craving this dish for the rest of our Seattle trip. Such a simple dish, but so so flavorful.
Mango Sticky Rice - MY FAVORITE DISH, I am still thinking about it to this day. The sticky rice was coated with a coconut sauce that was not overly sweet, making the entire dish AMAZING. Please do yourself a favor and try this.
Wild Ginger, I am impressed. I would highly recommend checking out this spot and I would most definitely return... especially for that mango sticky rice!
Ps. Peep the Great Wheel behind the restaurant! An easy after dinner walk to make.