This popular root has moved from strictly Asian applications into mainstream American dishes and other global cuisines. Aside from its culinary uses, ginger is an important aid in gastrointestinal health—it's both anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants. These restaurants are highlighting ginger's zing in tasty menu items.

26 Beach
Los Angeles, CA

Ginger Salmon Salad sauteed with asparagus, mushrooms & onions in a soy ginger dressing, served on a bed of mixed baby greens topped with cilantro, green onions & sesame seeds; $15


New York, NY

Grilled Squid and Chouriço Skewers with a lime-cilantro and ginger salsa; $12

Chicago, IL 

Grilled Skirt Steak Salad: Marinated veal skirt steak, mixed greens, sesame ginger vinaigrette; $14

San Francisco, CA

Ginger Gimlet with Hangar One kaffir lime vodka, ginger infused simple syrup & fresh lime; $12


Philadelphia, PA

Inaniwa Udon: Chilled wheat noodles with grated ginger and dashi-shoyu sauce for dipping; $14

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