3 spots for ginger-spiked dishes

At Fancy Lee, an Asian-style bistro in Babylon,

At Fancy Lee, an Asian-style bistro in Babylon, the toban yaki clay pot beef is served in a flaming pot, with ultra-tender slices of steak served sizzling with ginger and scallions. (Oct. 6, 2012) Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

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Asian holistic medicine has long touted the multiple benefits of the aromatic root called ginger. Whether sliced or ground, cooked or raw, ginger flavors countless dishes with its fragrant zing. What's more, it's also believed to aid in digestion, relieve stomach ailments and even prevent motion sickness.

While we can't certify the medical advantages of the ginger-spiked dishes served at the restaurants listed below, we can talk about how good they taste:


A showstopper at this Asian restaurant in a converted diner is flaming toban yaki clay pot beef, tender slices of steak ignited at the table and served sizzling with fresh ginger and scallions. 101 W. Main St., Babylon, 631-422-6505


At this strip mall spot, salmon is coated with Thai herbs before it's grilled and served with a super-lively ginger and brown bean sauce. 74 Farmingdale Rd. (Route 109), West Babylon, 631-669-8200

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A vibrant choice, at this casual Chinese storefront is ginger chicken with snow peas, shiitake mushrooms and red peppers. 98 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, 516-747-4547

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