We adore ginger, both for its taste and its medicinal properties. Whether you’re stuffed up or nauseated, ginger will have you feeling better near-instantly. We love ginger in all its forms: crystallized, for snacking, grated into hot water for a sort of tea, and most of all, at restaurants. Below, four of Boston’s best ginger dishes.
•Ginger is, of course, a somewhat ubiquitous ingredient in Chinese cuisine. Our favorite ginger-focused dish has always been ginger and scallion lo mein and, for our money, it can be found in its best incarnation at Chau Chow City. The noodles are just thin enough, the scallion is fresh, and the ginger is absolutely perfect, especially when you’re a little under the weather.
•Ginger’s kick pairs especially well with rich ingredients, a fact that Beacon Hill Bistro takes beautiful advantage of with their ginger and lemon cured Moulard duck. The tart lemon and spicy ginger cut the richness of the duck . Honey-glazed carrots and kohlrabi complete the dish for a delicious meal.
•At East Coast Grill & Raw Bar, ginger finds its way into tuna-sausage dumplings to excellent effect. The combination may sound a little odd, but the end result is delightful, with no weird textural issues. It’s listed as an appetizer, but you might be tempted to order a second helping for your main course.
•At Prezza, ginger finds its way into creme brulee. It’s a nice surprise for what can be a boring dish, and the molasses crinkles it comes with are even nicer.