1 cup Sugar
2/3 cup water
2 cups whole milk
1 vanilla bean (split lengthwise)
  2-inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled and thinly sliced)
2 large eggs (at room temperature)
4 large eggs yolks (at room temperature)
1/2 cup Sugar
  pinch salt
  Whipped cream (as garnish)
6 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger (as garnish)