Peppery yet citrusy, fresh ginger root is calling to us from all parts of the menu.
Owner Jojo Corväiá’s original, gluten-free GINGER CAKE WITH BLACK PEPPER LIME GLAZE is something to savor: The warm, aromatic cake is made with 8 ounces of fresh ginger, while the house-blend Dolce Chai, black peppercorn, cardamom and lime in the glaze awaken your taste buds. $5. Capitol Hill, 1550 E Olive Way; 206.347.6093; arabicalounge.com
The star at this internationally popular dumpling house for more than 40 years (and in Seattle for two years), each JUICY PORK DUMPLING bursts with a flavorful “soup” of green onions, ginger, pork and rich broth; the dipping sauce of fresh ginger, soy sauce and vinegar adds just the right salty kick. $9.50 for 10 dumplings. Bellevue, 700 Bellevue Way NE; 425.698.1095; dintaifungusa.com
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