When Megan Mulholland, marketing and communications director with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, needs a lunch spot that’s easy to get to and a good place to talk, GingeRootz Asian Grille, 2920 N. Ballard Road, Appleton, is always at the top of her list. Readily accessible from Interstate 41, lunch guests from Neenah, Oshkosh and Green Bay can find it easily.
“The way the tables are set up and the acoustics mean you can have a conversation without everyone overhearing,” she says. “The food is delicious and is served relatively quickly so you can get in and out in an hour.”
Sisters Alice and Doris Ng opened GingeRootz in 2004 to provide another dining option in the Fox Cities. Since then, it has won multiple awards for its food and business acumen.
GingeRootz’s menu features flavors from China, Thailand, Japan, Korea and other Pacific Rim countries, and there’s a special lunch menu along with its regular full menu.
The special lunch menu includes popular favorites such as Crystal Shrimp and Customize Your Stir Fry ($10) that allows guests to choose what sauce, veggies and protein they would like along with rice, a house salad and crab rangoons. Sushi also is available from a California Roll to the spicy GingeRootz specialty Appleton Roll.
For a larger business gathering, the restaurant also has its separate Temple Room, which can seat up to 40 guests for lunch or dinner or 50 for a cocktail reception, and the restaurant has a new three-season space with seating for up to 25 guests.
— MaryBeth Matzek