bring a pan of water to the boil.
As soon at it hits boiling, turn off and add the whole, peeled shallots. Steep for 4-5 mins.
Drain and refresh under cold water. Allow to cool and drain completely.
Add oil to a wok and bring to smoking. Add shallots and toss for 3-4 mins, or until they caramelize. Add ginger and honey. Toss until shallots are coated.
Can be served immediately, or left to cool and served "tapas" style.