OMG Food!

Soup's on, folks! I'm Tina M. Courtney, aka PoetKitty -- a Los Angeles based food writer audacious enough to think I can critique all manner of eateries. It's a labor of love, and I'm honored to welcome you. Grab a fork and let's get this party started.

Friday, July 28, 2006

A Lunchtime Grazing at Gingergrass



Gingergrass
2396 Glendale
Silverlake, CA
7.26.06 - Wednesday, 12:30 PM
Moi + Noah

Noah is my weekly lunch buddy, an ex-work associate that can finally just be a friend. We hop all over Los Felix and Silverlake for yummy eats, and this week, we landed in Gingergrass.

First impression - love the lofty, minimalist feel. The building feels unfinished, and yet, I was comfy. No distracting frou frou scenester fanfare - and the smells were intoxicating from the get-go. The place was slammin', and a little too warm (but where isn't it a little too warm these days), but other than tat, good start.

Service was consistent and non-evasive - great for a lunchtime buzz, as everyone seemed rushed. I loved the very fresh and yummy sounding menu, loaded with unique ingredients (Asian jackfruit, pickled veggies, etc.) and all priced super duper reasonably.

They do serve a wee bit o' alcohol, but at 100 degrees and noon on the dial, I held back the urge.

Drinks:

Just sodas

Appetizer:

Gingergrass Fresh Rolls
* Crab and avocado rolled with lettuce and cucumbers served with a creamy spicy aioli
I was a little disappointed by the texture on these - the skin was too chewy and overall, unsubstantial. The flavors were a bit overtaken by the heavy mayo sauce, but overall, this was an OK dish. What annoyed me - they serve 1 1/2 rolls, or 3 half pieces. I loathe appetizers that become difficult to share - because let's face it, that's what most of us do. Why not just serve us the two whole rolls? Would it really break the bank? Grr.



Salad:

Jack and Ginger Salad
* Asian jackfruit mixed with fresh cabbage, lotus root, poached shrimp, caramelized shallots and topped with white and black sesame seeds and peanuts tossed with a shrimp sauce vinaigrette
THIS is where things got interesting. What a unique, refreshing, and incredibly flavor salad. The textures and, as you can see, colors, were stunning. I really loved this dish. The lotus root and jackfruit were succulent, juicy, and perfectly matched. I also spied a significant amount of shrimp and goodies for the low $8 price tag. This one was so well played.

Entree:

Shrimp Noodles
* Shrimp served over rice stick noodles with shredded lettuce, pickled vegetables, herbs and nuoc cham
Just what you'd expect - freshly wok-ed noodles, veggies, and shrimp. Tasty, but rather insignificant.


The damage for one soda, one appetizer, one entree, and one salad was about $29 before tip.


RESTAURANT REPORT CARD

Ambiance - B-
Service - B-
Food (Taste) - B-
Food (Presentation) - B-
Wine/Drinks - C
Value - B+
Vibe/Energy/Scene - C+
Overall Experience - B-

Final word - Great local lunch hang, if you like 'em original and LOUD!

7 Comments:

  • At Sat Jul 29, 11:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Your reviews are so retarded and unreliable. I can't believe you went to that Thai place in Hollywood and not one dish you ordered in your review was actually Thai.

     
  • At Fri Nov 23, 02:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Robert Griffin III Limited Jersey axiotakix
    J.J. Watt Black Jersey axiotakix
    Victor Cruz Jersey axiotakix
    http://www.niketexansnflstore.com

     
  • At Tue Dec 11, 06:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    [b][url=http://www.louisvuittonpursessalenow.com/]louis vuitton purses[/url][/b] So dropping the quantity wager up to now and all additional notice while in the hand. Essentially a player who matches a bet may possibly also "raise", or improve the guess. As well as the betting spherical ends when all people have possibly matched the very last wager or folded.. Element design and style, injection moulding tool style and design and manufacture are attained working with our approved suppliers who we now have solid an in depth performing alliance with. BUT - ensure that you obtain the provider you will need for your. Online Quote Whitefield Plastics would like to be your single supply provider of polyurethane.

    [b][url=http://www.uggsoutletonlinemarket.com/]uggs outlet[/url][/b] If you're interested in a home theatre system you will be searching for a good flat monitor Tv with Hd capacity. You could need a significant display for the viewers to view and positively might need a good encompass tone stereo program and so the tone excellent will occur as a result of once you are viewing the Television set. With electronic Television also will come an increase in good quality of each reception and audio good quality so your property theatre method ought to be considered a point of interest in your home.

    [b][url=http://www.uggsclearanceonline.co.uk/]uggs clearance[/url][/b] K. An impressionist, look-alike and tribute artists, their presence can be an illustration of respectable persons which have touched the hearts of a number of tens of millions of people. The need from the men and women to reminisce and honor a celeb in particular these that had died has resulted to your increase of celeb look-alike.
    An essential attribute about zebra designer carriers is possible for good stylish, it doesn't matter what the 4 seasons is. You can deliver these artist bags during the winter months months local climate in the exact time. It is really genuinely a complete journeying method that features a remain inside the car or truck starting up.

    [b][url=http://www.toplouisvuittonhandbags.co.uk/]louis vuitton handbags[/url][/b] Our part sizes are away from management. The correct size need to be equivalent into the measurement of a deck of cards and meat will not be required each working day. Meat is dear and environmentally unfriendly not simply thanks to cattle flatulence, and also due to the deforestion to keep cattle or increase food items for them..

    [b][url=http://www.louisvuittonbagssalenow.co.uk/]www.louisvuittonbagssalenow.co.uk[/url][/b] She experienced a nasty 12 months past 12 months and contains practically nothing, so we r helping her out. Your house is within the cul-de-sac, no home or hill to safeguard the home powering and there's hectic freeway at the rear of it in addition. I basically had a professional feng shui to breakdown the basics, and he pulled approximately the travel way he just flat out stated it by now b/c the placement of it.

     
  • At Sat Jan 19, 05:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    [url=http://www.footballfalconsproshop.com/michael_turner_jersey_super_bowl]Michael Turner Jersey[/url] emurbursofs
    [url=http://www.49ersonlineofficialstore.com/david_akers_jersey_super_bowl]David Akers Jersey[/url] TynckeyncBype
    [url=http://www.49ersonlineofficialstore.com/patrick_willis_jersey_super_bowl]Patrick Willis Jersey[/url] Proonseorek

     
  • At Sun Feb 17, 09:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    |
    |
    |

     
  • At Sun Mar 03, 12:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    [url=http://www.saclongchamparefamous.sitew.us/#Page_1.A]sac longchamp[/url] The BagRack performed well during testing, even when attached to surfaces that were less than satisfactory, and could easily handle recyclables like empty tins, cans, plastic bottles, plastic packaging, paper, and toilet roll inners. Top Brand Mulberry Henry Overnight Natural Leather Briefcase Brown for Men,Mulberry Outlet For Sale With Up To 65% Off. When attached to the recommended surfaces the BagRack could handle heavier items like empty glass bottles and - in a more challenging test - two 2.5lb weights. According to Schiller, the BagRack can actually hold up to 35lbs without the suction cups and 8lbs with them - a claim that's validated in the BagRack video where the product can be seen holding one gallon of water in a Crown Poly "High Density" plastic "leak proof" bag..
    [url=http://quizilla.teennick.com/user/longchampsoldesa/journal/]longchamp soldes[/url] 4. Writing Instruments: Have you ever been in an attorney's office where you are meeting to sign that important contract when they pulled out a cheap Bic pen they bought on sale in the 50-pack at Costco? When professionals Natural leather Mulberry Women's Standard Alexa Leather Satchel Camel Bag. Choose your favourite Mulberry tote bag from thousands of available designs. are in an important meeting where they are signing contracts or taking notes it is important that their writing tools exude professionalism and polish. If you want to attract a higher clientele, look for writing instruments by Montblanc, Cross, Cartier, or Waterman that convey elegant, sophisticated style..
    [url=http://sportsrantz.com/longchamppliagea/]sac longchamp[/url] You won't see the biggest names at that deep discount because they are flying off the shelves at 43% off. Here is the best smart bargain on the site, a Francesco Biasia "Paula" shoulder bag for about $200. You heard right. I just appreciate them. replica bag is my 2nd pair of replica bag and that i am pretty satisfied. Except for owning a hard time finding my measurement from the chestnut coloration which I understand is quite possibly the most popular coloration I certainly delighted and satisfied with my order. Well, Tory Burch is the perfect one which offers shoes, clothing, handbags and others. Clothes and shoes are something that all women are interested in buying and all women try to buy the ones that are trendy and stylish. Then what could that something special be which makes only the fashionable among all other women to outshine and stand out from the rest? The answer is simple, stylish accessories are some things which show how stylish and fashion conscious Most Fashionable Mulberry Women's East West Bayswater Leather Shoulder Black Bag on sale,Plus free shipping and no sales tax a woman is.

     
  • At Wed Mar 20, 11:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    http://biaxin-buy.webs.com/ biaxin where to buy
    http://sustiva-efavirenz.webs.com/ buy Generic Sustiva 600 mg online
    http://asacol-mesalamine.webs.com/ buy canasa 1000 mg
    http://www.freewebs.com/pentasa-mesalamine/ order asacol online

     

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home