Red Ginger Dimsum and Tapas Asheville, North Carolina
Our slot for Sunday brunch was vacant and the options seemed endless. It felt like we completed a marathon of eating so we were not in the mood for heavy meal. I had noticed the Red Ginger Dimsum and Tapas in my searches and thought this could be a good compromise. While dimsum can be a big meal, we were determined to keep it simple.
We did not have reservations but had no problem getting seated at our 12PM arrival. The interior has a modern flare and lots of room, including an outdoor patio.
The tables were set with placemats as menus- another enormous list of choices. Reminded that we can always order more, we started off with seven items to start. Our server brought them out in a scattered fashion so we could enjoy a few at a time instead of all at once which helped pace ourselves.
Stir Fried String Beans – dry sautéed string bean with minced pickle in garlic soy sauce
This was our first time trying this sticky rice! I think I expected something more like jasmine rice but this was more (wait for it…) sticky and wet like a rue consistency- it took a few fork fulls to get used. This was a great value dish because each of these pods was stuffed.
While in the moment I could have eaten so many more pockets of yum, this ended up being a great amount of food to not feel like a over stuffed mess. We definitely only had a sample of the menu offerings and most people probably order double food to explore more options. This ended up being a great way to start our morning while giving us lots of wiggle room try more things around Asheville!