Happy Friday Darlings!
Its a gustin’ out there! Boston is feeling the effects of some tropical storms; so its humid (gross), rainy (yuck) and super windy (ick) out.

My Asian-inspired dinner at Ginger Park last night seemed to fit right in to the theme of “Tropical Island Boston”. So grab your sarong and anti-frizz products, we’re heading to the tropics of Southeast Asia….(I am such a nerd).

Ginger Park is tucked away in Boston’s South End with a rather unassuming storefront. However, once you go inside, its a different story…..

The server described the decor as being inside a “whale belly” to describe the look of the whirls. My pictures are not doing the coolness  justice…..

So gorgeous. My friend and I got settled with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and took a look at the menu. The server suggested we order 4 dishes as the restaurant is focused on small plates for sharing.  We happily agreed.

Plate 1: Thai Green Papaya & Mango Salad with Peanuts

(it was super dim in the restaurant, so expect crazy-flash pictures)
I LOVED THIS. This reminded me of Burmese salads; all shredded vegetables with elements of sweet, tangy and sour. Yummmm.

Plate 2: Nori Wrapped Tuna & Avocado Roll

We were torn between this and a Tuna Poke Salad; but the waitress told us this had excellent spice to it. Honestly, it was just ok. The tuna was mushy, almost paste-like and while the spicy sauce (on plate) was good; it wasn’t outrageous. This was fine. That is all.
Plate 3: Stir Fried Silver Pin Noodles, Snow Tofu

Ugh, sorry for the blurries! This was GOOD. Crispy, airy tofu with almost pod-like noodles that were very chewy and dense. Loved this.

Plate 4: Kabayaki Salmon, Edamame Emulsion

Mmmmm Salmon. This was perfect. Buttery salmon, creamy, smooth edamamae. This was a perfect note to end dinner on…

But wait! dinner wasn’t over….

We took a “peek” at the dessert menu

Can you guess what we ordered to share? If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (ok, or two months) you know that we went for.

Plate 5: Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream

Delicious! The pudding was thick and custardy; and the cold vanilla was a perfect complement to the rich pudding.  Done and done.

Ginger Park was a great plate place to catch up with my friend. The pacing of the plates was quite leisurely; each plate was sent out separately, so dinner was really very relaxed . A perfect way to eat, talk, sip wine, and repeat for 3 hours. Looks like Ginger Park got  a little bit of the Tropical Island style going on as well. 🙂


5 Comments Add yours

  1. lizzy says:

    Wow, what a dinner! Everything looks so delicious!!! I want to try!

    1. It was great! Perfect for a casual night!

  2. Jen says:

    I’m gonna go for drinks and that gingerbread pudding! I’m a sucker for gingerbread ANYTHING.

    1. The g-pudding was AMAZE. You got me to go with!

  3. Daisy says:

    great to see some of the other plates they serve! I want to go back!!

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