27-29 Crossley St
Melbourne CBD

Flying solo in Melbourne is not really a chore when there are places like Gingerboy nearby. It had been on the list for a while and finally an opportunity appeared - and I grabbed it.

Gingerboy isn't really in the most easy to find location. It is well signposted though so even if you're passing the end of Crossley St on Little Bourke St you really can't miss the glowing red sign.

I ate upstairs at the bar and relied on recommendations from behind the on what to order.

The suggested starter was the sesame crusted swordfish tataki, avocado, garlic chips and shiso-wasabi dressing. It was crisp and fresh with a great combination of flavours. The dressing was quite tangy but still went really well with the swordfish.

My main was an absolute gem - red duck leg curry, Thai basil and coconut cream. This was simply amazing with a rich full curry that blended perfectly with the distinct flavour of the duck meat.

A serving of steamed rice went nicely but the recommended side order of crispy fried sweet corn cakes were fantastic on their own and even better to mop up the generous serving of delicious red curry sauce. So good!

I'll be taking Mlady back here on another visit as I'm sure she'll love Gingerboy just as much as I did - and there's plenty more to try there!

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