***Formerly known as Wild Ginger under the same ownership***
Cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Asian Variety,
Restaurant Features:Lunch Buffet, On-Site Parking
Location: White Bear Lake, MN
Address: 4440 Highway 61 North White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-653-9781
Hours: Dine-In /Take out Mon-Sat 11am-8pm Lunch Buffet M-F 11-2pm
Links: Sam Thai Cuisine Website Google Map
Atmosphere: Located within a strip mall, Wild Ginger has just 10-12 tables available in the dining room (seats 24). It is decorated with a variety of Thai art and sculptures.
Thai appetizers include Beef Jerky, Chicken wings, cream cheese wonton, dumplings, egg rolls, spring rolls, chicken satay. Thai salads include Laab, Som Tum, Yum Nua, and Yum Woon Sen. Thai curries are Gang Dang (red), Gang Keow Wan (sweet green), Gang Pah (country curry),and Panang. Thai noodles offered are Pad Thai, Rad Na, and Pad See Yew. Thai entrees include Rama Long Srong, Pad Him Ma Pam, Pad Hoo Raa Pha, Pad Khing, Pad Priew Wan, Pad Prig, Pla Rad Prig.
Chinese dishes include fried rice, chow mein, egg fo young, lomein, chop suey. Entrees include (chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp) Sweet & sour, Almond ding, Cashew, Lemon grass, Broccoli, Kung pao, Szechuan, Mongolian
Lunch Buffet $7.50 Thai entrees $8-10
What we ordered:
Green Curry (Gang Keow Wan ) A combination of coconut milk, Thai green curry paste, herbs, bamboo shoots, vegetables, and chicken. This is one of my favorite Thai dishes! It has a ton of kick and the vegetables soak up the flavor of the coconut milk just perfectly.
The owner of Wild Ginger, Sam, is a very nice man and provides 100% of the service at Wild Ginger. Refills are do-it-yourself.
Overall Impression: Awesome Thai cuisine, decent Chinese. Excellent lunch buffet with a variety of both Thai and Chinese dishes, at a very reasonable price. The small space of the restaurant often is completely filled during lunch buffet hours (11-2pm).