Four Tasty Ginger Treats

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;

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;

Cap Hill’s new Western-themed hangout uses co-owner Rachel Marshall’s ginger beer (brewed next door) for some deliciously simple cocktails. Order the ever popular MOSCOW MULE, with vodka, ginger beer and lime, or go native and request a MONTANA MULE, made with whiskey instead. $6. Capitol Hill, 1506 E Olive Way; 206.422.4647;


Made of sugar and spice and everything nice, the addictive CARDAMOM AND GINGER MINI DONUTS from the roving Street Donuts truck are made with a warm blend of spices and infused sugars, and are tossed with the same aromatic mix for a final crunchy coating. $4/bowl (about a dozen). Roaming; visit website for locations; 206.414.7410;