Postcard From B’town Rd.: Wild Ginger #ThursdayDoors

I had to take The Gothmobile to the Nissan dealer to have the airbags replaced (a recall, not an accident). #4 Daughter, the Amazing Sara Marian, met me and took me to lunch.

The place we were going to go turned out to be open for lunch only on Saturday and Sunday, so we went to this other place.

Wild Ginger

Or, as Sara calls it, Crazy Redhead. 😀

It’s a sushi restaurant. I loathe sushi because seaweed. But Sara said they have other items, so I said, “Let’s go!”

It was worth it, just for the door:

Fusion of the modern and the ancient, door set into the corner of the building, vestibule to lead you gently from the outside to the inside.


If windows count for Thursday Doors, do skylights?

Do screens? Screens are a kind of combination of door and wall. And there IS a door in this picture. Not very picturesque, but a door, nonetheless.

Here’s what I et, minus the miso soup, which came and was slurped partaken of in a ladylike manner.

Clockwise, from upper right: sticky rice, gyoza (fried dumplings), salad with ginger dressing, fried tofu. Yes, even though there was meat on the menu, instinct told me to go for the tofu. I like good tofu A GREAT BIG LOT, and I was correct: even though Sara’s beef was aMAZing, the tofu (to my taste) was even better!

I actually only ate half the salad, rice, and tofu, because Sara also got this so I could try it–AND I LOVED IT!

That’s called a Tiger Roll. Eee, I just went to the Wild Ginger web site and looked at the ingredients: Smoked salmon | cream cheese | avocado | wrapped in soy paper | eel sauce. I didn’t know about the eel sauce. That dark line around the center is a bit of seaweed, but much less that in a normal sushi roll.

The white blob at the bottom is a rose made of a long peel of ginger. I couldn’t get the exposure right on that picture.

Sara is also In The Know so, even though it wasn’t on the menu, she knew to order plum wine.

I love plum wine SO HARD, and I haven’t had it since I was in college. Mmmmmmm.

This has been part of the Thursday Doors link-up hosted by Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his site, enjoy his photographs, click on the blue frog link, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A character does something they never enjoyed and/or something they used to love but haven’t done for a long time.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Postcard From B’town Rd.: Wild Ginger #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan Antion

    August 16, 2018 at 9:54am

    Nice doors – all of hose things are doors – and (some) good looking food. I’d double (maybe triple) down on the dumplings and leave some of the other stuff (talking about tofu) off the list. The important thing is the company, and it sounds like you had that covered.

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      Marian Allen

      August 16, 2018 at 10:39am

      Yep. Good company was covered, for sure. My vegan daughter doesn’t like tofu! I’m not even vegetarian, but I LOVE the stuff, if it’s cooked right, and this was swoonably delicious! But I can’t disagree with you on the gyoza–those are stellar!

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  2. Leslea Tash

    August 16, 2018 at 11:01am

    Everything about this post delights me. Hugs to Sara & to you!

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  3. Norm 2.0

    August 16, 2018 at 4:19pm

    Yeah baby! And it’s a corner door as well. Always a big favorite with me 🙂

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  4. janet

    August 16, 2018 at 8:48pm

    I love the door surround. I’d eat any of the things you two got, but I’ll pass on the plum wine. I don’t eat raw fish, but there’s a lot of other good sushi that I do love and goyza…yum,yum!!

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      Marian Allen

      August 17, 2018 at 11:38am

      The plum wine was a little sweet for the meal, but I love the flavor so! The fish in the sushi was smoked, so not raw. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten raw fish. Had bites of underdone fish, at which point I stopped eating it, but never deliberately raw.

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  5. Deborah

    August 17, 2018 at 10:22am

    That door is so cool, and unique. I love Japanese food, Bento boxes full of goodies, and rolls like your Tiger Rolls. We call em California Rolls out here. YUM!

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      Marian Allen

      August 17, 2018 at 11:39am

      Oh, yeah, I’ve seen California Rolls at the grocery–didn’t realize this was the same thing!

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