Ping Pong have been busy in preparation for the Spring/Summer Dim Sum rush and have spruced up their menu to include some new dishes and drinks to really set your taste-buds tingling.
The reworked menu keeps all the old favourites but adds some new dishes using seasonal ingredients and drinks that sparkle and refresh. Their cocktails are especially well-priced and are, of course, Chinese inspired so suit the food perfectly, bet you won’t have just one!
We love the whole Ping Pong concept – from the Chinese tearoom inspired decor which is quite luxurious in feel, to the vast range of teas and dim sum that we could happily trial for hours. We tried a few additions to the menu which draw on seasonal ingredients and lots of new flavours. First up was chilli squid in a light batter served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce. This generous portion easily satisfied two and left us wanting more taste experiences. So it was on to seabass dumplings with prawn, waterchestnut and carrot in a red cabbage pastry and a chicken beggar’s purse with mushroom, mooli, red pepper and spring onion in the crispest of pastry parcels.
Ping Pong staples have some of our favourite flavour explosions. We couldn’t resist the lemon verbena char sui (little port spring rolls) which we accompanied with beef fillet dumplings, sticky vegetable rice wrapped in a banana leaf and a crisp chicken chopped salad with a peanut sauce.
Ping Pong’s head Mixologist, Daniele Ziaco, has added two new ‘sharing cocktails’ including the King Hendricks which is served in a tea pot with dry ice, Hendricks gin, organic jade word green tea and other fresh ingredients. How we resisted this (it was a Friday lunchtime after all) I don’t know but we weren’t disappointed by our watermelon iced tea and lemon and lychee mocktail.
Ping Pong’s new Spring/Summer menu is available to view at www.pingpongdimsum.com. Every purchase of a dish from this season’s Specials menu will see a 10p donation made to charity, Action Against Hunger.
If you follow a gluten-free diet you can eat happily at Ping Pong too. Seven dishes on the steamed menu are gluten-free including their trademark dumplings (which are not to be missed no matter what your diet requirements).
New sharing cocktails on the menu include these to whet your whistle:
King Hendricks (serves 4)
A show stopper served on a tea pot with dry ice, Hendricks gin, apple juice, organic jade word green tea, bamboo bitters, cucumber and mint
Lemongrass Sangria (serves 4)
Super refreshing cocktail served in a carafe, st~germain elderflower liqueur, white wine, lemongrass, limes, topped with soda
10 Year Anniversary Specials
This season five delicious new dishes as well as five refreshing cocktails have been added to the specials menu. Each of the limited-edition specials contains fresh, mouthwatering ingredients, which will leave the feeling that summer is certainly approaching.
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