We had a family member over who wanted to eat in and suggested Asian. Our usual Taste of Thai was closed, so I looked for an alternative and heard good things about GingeRootz from friends and family.
We ordered an order of Chicken Satay skewers,...the Korean Tofu Hotpot, Thai Style Curry, and the Kung Pao Trio.
The order came quickly, which was the only thing of note.
The Satay was okay, just because we all like satay sauce. However, at the base of the satay appetizer was a ton of undressed iceberg lettuce that was brown and clearly old. Needless to say, we didn't eat it.
The Thai Curry was the best entree by far. Still, it wasn't Thai. It was generic, Chinese style curry you would get for MUCH cheaper from a more traditional American-style Chinese restaurant. All were ordered hot and spicy and none of them were.
The Kung Pao Chicken and Hotpot were insanely bland to the point that we were constantly reaching for salt or soy sauce. We talked about cutting up our own ginger and adding some other aromatic spices like garlic, but since we had ordered takeout, we didn't want to put in additional effort to try and save a disgusting dish.
The vegetables were all part of those frozen Oriental packs and when you're paying $14-$15 per entree, we were hoping for something fresh. The meats screamed of being boiled, not grilled (why would you boil meat)? I can understand the hot pot if the chicken absorbed flavor, but the broth of the hot pot was flavorless garbage. It didn't have any taste of even basic soup stock. It was just water with some chili flakes sprinkled in, meaning I was basically eating unseasoned frozen vegetables, boiled chicken, and freezer-burnt shrimp with the most tasteless soft tofu you could imagine.
Save your money if you want Americanized Chinese/Asian style cuisine and go to a small mom & pop shop in a strip mall. Otherwise, head to a specialty restaurant that focuses on just one type of Asian cuisine like Eggrolls Inc. or Taste of Thai. Anything is better than this personification of depression in food form.
Avoid this place at all costs.More