Relish a dish, cherish a wish at Ping Pong Dim Sum
Eastern Eye Staff
“DIM SUM” means to touch the heart. And London’s Ping Pong Dim Sum tries to do exactly that through the exotic gastronomic experience it offers across its restaurants in the city.
Marking this Chinese New Year season, the restaurant group’s master chef Ruby Wu has created a range of new dishes and mouthwatering dim sums in traditional and contemporary Cantonese styles.
Along with Make a Wish Foundation as charity partner, Ping Pong Dim Sum offers not just delicacies, but also the delight of making a wish for the year ahead.
To start off, Ping Pong has introduced a new cocktail named Wish Upon a Cherry, which is an incredible blend of Finlandia Vodka, cherry blossom syrup, triple sec, maraschino liqueur and sake, finished with a squeeze of lemon and garnished with cherries.
A percentage of the proceeds from every cocktail sold will go to Make A Wish Foundation. Guests could order a Wish Upon a Cherry tree, which comes with 10 cocktails—ideal for groups and those with a penchant for Instagram moments.
With each cocktail, guests will be given a tag on which they can write their wish and hang it on a “Wishing Tree”. While, one lucky winner’s wish worth £500 will be granted, all other entrants can claim an assured prize as listed on the website mentioned on the tags.
Some of the new must-try dishes to follow are Duck Hoisin Bun—fluffy white bun with shredded duck in hoisin plum sauce; Spicy Seitan and Vegetables Dumpling (vegan)—seitan, asparagus carrots and mushrooms wrapped in translucent chilli flake pastry; and Chicken and Orange Dumpling—chicken, celery and spring onion cooked with Chinkiang vinegar and orange peel sauce, wrapped in beetroot pastry.
And, to top that off, Wu has perfected an ambrosial dessert, too: soft chocolate pancakes filled with molten chocolate and served with raspberry coulis.
Having done considerable studies on nutrition and food science, Wu says she takes “a fun, innovative and health-conscious approach” while creating Ping Pong’s menus with “love and care”.
* Cost for two persons would vary from £14.95 to £24.95.
* The special menus will be available till March 10 at Ping Pong Dim Sum restaurants in Soho, Covent Garden, Southbank, The City, St. Christopher’s Place, St. Katharine Docks and Westfield Shepherd’s Bush.