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Ginger Root

Ginger RootIn a word: More like the cube root.

The specs: #00888   
1308 W. Dayton St., 53715
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JM, John, Nichole and Rose ate four stir fries and some pork buns.
The bill was $36, or $9/person, plus tip.
Rose gave Ginger Root a B-; JM, John and Nichole gave Ginger Root a C+ (see our grading rubric).

It was finals week when we stopped by Union South for carryout at Ginger Root, and it was a popular spot - students were queued up at the gate ten minutes before it opened. It has a pretty small selection of stuff, mostly mix-and-match stir-fry, but it's got nice variety and value for food court-type fare.

We ordered four stir fries, some special pork buns, and crab rangoon to go. Back at the ranch:

Ginger Root carryout

We were sent for sweet and sour chicken, and the chicken with red peppers in sesame sauce was the closest approximation we could contrive. Ginger Root's dish was way better than the average nuggets-in-batter that that dish usually is, though, with fresh red peppers and a modest amount of sauce. Also AWOL was broccoli, so we got beef with green peppers. Why are such common ingredients lacking at a build-a-bowl place?

More green peppers and mushrooms went into the pork with Szechuan sauce, which was on the dry side; so was a red curry tofu with bamboo and mushrooms. The pork buns were OK. The creamy slaw was a nice touch.

We probably didn't do the menu justice (why were we so fixated on bell peppers that night? Who knows.) We might not make a special trip, but we'd stop in again if something's going on at the Union, or maybe to try the noodle bowl.

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