Ginger & Lemongrass
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Sometimes, nothing sounds better a massive bowl of steaming pho. When the need arises, head to Ginger and Lemongrass on the Lower East Side. But before the pho, start with a few Vietnamese appetizers: Sweet chili-ginger chicken wings ($11), fresh vegetarian summer wraps ($9) and fried pork-mushroom spring rolls ($9) might pique your interest. For your entree, there’s traditional beef pho ($14), of course, plus a glazed pork belly sandwich ($11), spicy green curry ($15) and other traditional Vietnamese dishes. End the meal with green tea tiramisu or mango mousse cake (both $7).
We had the honor of being featured on the well-known ABC 7 News segment known as "Neighborhood Eats," and are incredibly happy that our wonderful customers gave us raving reviews so that we could share the story of how Ginger and Lemongrass came to be. Please find below a few of our customer's favorite specialities!
A favorite Vietnamese soup consisting of a deeply savory, warmly spiced beef broth, laced with slippery rice noodles and a modest amount of meat – and generally served with handfuls of fresh herbs and a generous squeeze of lime.
A vegetarian favorite. Spring rolls contain only vegetables. While commonly fried, spring rolls can also be served cold and not fried, sometimes being called summer rolls or garden rolls. Spring rolls most often are wrapped using a rice-based wrapper.
A tasty seafood option. Mussel shells are smooth, with a bluish black D-shaped shell. We start with sliced shallots, which are in between an onion and garlic giving a slightly sweet and more delicate flavor, then we add garlic, white wine, mussels, a splash of cream and parsley.