i went to gingerhop a few weeks ago with 2 other vegans; we had the yellow curry, the crispy tofu salad, and the mock duck seoul food. of all three dishes, the mock duck was the only palatable one- we were expecting the crispy tofu salad to be, well, crispy. or at least like one of jasmine 26's noodle salads. this was cold, limp, underwhelming at best with nothing more than old, cold tofu, gluey noodles, and scant veggies. the yellow curry was the biggest disappointment. the curry sauce itself was thick, mild, and "chalky"; i've made better curries myself with remnants in my cupboard. the portion was also small in comparison to what you would get at the king and i, or true thai. the groups favorite dish, as well as mine, was the seoul food. my only complaint was that the mock duck was literally tossed from the can to the grill to make it look more like meat, which accentuated how "canned" it was. there were 3 *large* pieces of mock duck deliciously grilled and lightly seasoned, served atop warm rice noodles, and kimchi. we left none to be taken home. in the future, i think having the mock duck shredded post grilling would make it mix into the dish better, and make it easier to eat. one thing about gingerhop that may entice me to go more often, the ambiance, and drinks are incredible. i've never sat in a more beautiful dining room! there are several private nooks and crannies in the layout, making it perfect for a romantic date. the drinks are also excellent and moderately priced.
i hope that gingerhop stays put as its a short walk from my home, but i do hope they bump up the quality of their dishes, i cant eat booze for dinner all the time.