Ginger’s on Fashion Ave

19 Aug

Hey everyone! Sorry for the late update! It’s been a busy week!  This past weekend, I was in restaurant heaven — NEW YORK CITY!!!

I figured what better way to do my first restaurant review on LION BITES, than to do it in New York! While there were many restaurants I would have loved to have eaten at, we were on a budget (a budget spent on purses 🙂 ). It was my goal to find one interesting and good restaurant while we were there, and eventually we did when we found Ginger’s, an Szechuan & Chinese cuisine restaurant located on Fashion Ave between 37th & 38th.

For us, it was something quick & different.  We were surprised by the service, speed, taste & portions of the food here!  Especially for the prices! They hovered between $9-15ish. As soon as we were seated, our orders were taken, with each of us choosing a different dish (pretty typical, right?) & some hot tea.

What made Ginger’s not typical was how the food was served. First, it was so quick! We ordered and then our food was there, just like that! Also, while not served family-style, per se, we were each served our own HUGE portion of each dish & given an empty plate to fill with all of the different food (given that everyone is in the mood to share this is great!).  Gorgeous place settings! Love the teal!

I loved it because I enjoyed trying everyone else’s food as well as my own.  My family all went with pretty standard order dishes they stick with and love: General Tso’s Chicken, Chicken & Broccoli and Sweet & Sour Chicken.  I wanted to try something new (this was New York after all) and went with Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken.

There are an abundant amount of selections on the menu and all of the dishes we had were great. The broccoli in the Chicken & Broccoli was so fresh tasting which really made the dish much more enjoyable than standard mediocre Chinese takeout.  The Sweet & Sour chicken was not greasy and fried as you sometimes get.  I actually enjoyed it, even though it’s not usually my favorite.  The General Tso’s was good as well and had a beautiful presentation with a cute carrot flower on the side.General Tso's Chicken

My dish was my favorite: Pineapple Fried Rice & Chicken.  I could just slightly taste the pineapple flavor in the rice which was nice.  There were vegetables, pieces of pineapple, chicken & cashews in it as well.  The cashews really made the dish in my opinion.  I can’t wait to try and replicate this dish at home!

Ginger’s is a great little place & I highly recommend it if you find yourself in the Garment District craving Chinese food, skip the random takeout stand and stop by Ginger’s! The reasonable prices, quick service & yummy food options will leave you wanting to go back again (I know I do). Just don’t be surprised if later you find yourself really hungry for pineapple fried rice!

If you want to read more reviews of Ginger’s click: Here

WE ARE… hungry for Chinese food…

One Response to “Ginger’s on Fashion Ave”


  1. Pineapple-Fried Rice « LION BITES - October 18, 2010

    […] Oct Some of you might remember my post about Ginger’s from my trip to the Big Apple in August.  Those of you that read that blog […]

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