Searching for an unusual Asian ingredient? Or morning tea with a difference? Red Ginger, on 111 Johnson St, Byron Bay (opposite the cinemas) is the place to stop in - just look out for the red flags and lanterns adorning the entrance. Sip complimentary green tea (kept warm in traditional Chinese padded baskets) while you contemplate your shopping list. Also, it's virtually impossible to go past their fresh "Yum Cha" dumplings and authentic Portuguese Tarts, so why not sit down on a Chinese stool and indulge your taste buds?
Red Ginger has a unique range of Asian homewares, including lanterns, lacquer boxes, floral metal bowls and delicate tea sets. There are mouth watering Asian cook books, myriad tea selections, sauces with exotic names and a range of Traditional Chinese Medicines for purchase.
A visit to Red Ginger is a sensory one - it is a little slice of Asia right here in Northern New South Wales. They have an extensive frozen food section with shelves full of frozen hand made dumplings, which I highly recommended as the perfect beach holiday snack. There is also another branch of Red Ginger up the road at 38 Byron St, Bangalow.