Home chefs originally sought to infuse their food with Asian flavors by grinding campy Kung Fu videotapes onto meals—results were crunchily appetizing but sparked frightening food fights. Enjoy fight-free flavors with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of savory Asian cuisine at Liquid Ginger.
Liquid Ginger saturates its grilled and sautéed edibles with Asian spices and Eastern flares, offering patrons delicious meals and a belly-subduing dining room filled with wall scrolls and wooden serving trays. The dinner menu features plenty of fire-tested fare. Dishes such as the soy-and-chili-sauce-basted rib-eye steak ($19) and the thai lime and coconut chicken ($15) revive tired taste buds in the eventide. Teapots ($3 per tea) heat, pour, and wistfully ponder a bounty of flavors for steamy sipping, including rose flower, peppermint, and plum, which complement effortless lounging in comfy leather chairs.
Praised by The New York Times’ for its “serene” setting and “generous” portions, Liquid Ginger serves up lobster tails and filet mignon fresh from the grill. Inside the kitchen, chefs prepare korean rib-eye steak alongside thai lime and coconut chicken, pan-frying chicken and shrimp in woks held over piles of burning cookbooks. Chefs deploy lavish seasonings as they work, using mixtures ranging from ginger soy sauce to lemongrass beurre blanc.
Succulent meats, long noodles, and fluffy rice arrive at dark-green marble tables in an upscale dining room festooned with Chinese and Japanese artwork. Diners lounge in dark-green leather seats as they construct sailing vessels from wooden chopsticks or head outside to an outdoor patio with a fountain. Valets stand ready to ferry patrons’ cars or oxcarts away and back.