Monday, July 09, 2012

At Anchorage's GINGER all goes good (7-8-12)

We arrived here an Anchorage for a couple of days and chose two top
spots, but not our first choices, as the really top spots are both
closed Sunday and Monday and those are our nights here!
Anyway, GINGER ( right in downtown at 425 W. 5th
Ave is a simple cozy Asian fusion spot that gave us reason to rejoice.
Samuel insisted on the POMMES FRITES with Wasabi Mayo (none for him)
which were divine and gobbled up the Fried PORK PURSES with veggies
and Ponzu Dipping Sauce. He did not care for the tasty simple
Vegetable SPRING ROLLS with vermicelli noodles and a yummy cilantro
mint sauce, but he did discover that he now likes shrimp as he asked
for more from our superb GINGER JAMBALAYA with shrimp, scallops,
clams, fish, sweet linguica sausage, red peppers, onions, mushrooms
and rice of course. It had a nice bite and was really a HUGE portion
we could all share.
A CRAGGY RANGE Te Muna Road Vineyard New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was
the ticket for the saucy and spicy foods and we moved to a superb OWEN
ROE Grenache Blend "SINISTER HAND" from Columbia Valley Oregon 2010
that was melt in your mouth perfect (71%Grenache, 24%Syrah &
5%Mourvedre) with the divine Sesame Crusted AHI TUNA Grilled rare and
served over a monster mound of coconut rice with sauteed spinach in a
tamarind sweet chili beurre blanc.
The lighting is low, perhaps because the sun shines outside til
midnight! The tables are nicely lacquered and the place is cozy, but
nothing special.
Tasty seasoned sesame crisps come instead of bread, and Sam chose a
vodka-less virgin version of the Blue Rickey with Sprite, Lime & Dried
Will could not resist the Passion Fruit CHEESECAKE with Macadamia
Graham Crust, Raspberry Coulis and Passion Fruit Anglaise, but I kept
to just one bite.
It was all superb.