Agreed that the fritter doesn't hold together at all. Also, Americanized tastes may have to get used to the sweetness of fresh corn with so much ginger - it's lacking in flavor somehow also. Make sure to add salt at the end. I added 2 eggs after a trial fritter, and it was just better overall.
"held together simply by the starch in the corn" - not even close! The mixture was tasty but it completely fell apart with no binding agent. Does anyone test these recipes? Such a disappointment to waste good food ingredients and home chefs' time.