Review on Ping Pong
Kurt Zdesar came up with the idea for Ping Pong while he was working as restaurant manager at Nobu in Park Lane: a dim sum party for the staff – that should do the trick!
Fast-forward and you have a 200-cover, all-day restaurant close to Liberty's, with a menu devoted to 'the heart's delight' (aka. dim sum). Around two dozen steamed dumplings form the backbone of the menu: graze your way through king prawns and chives in green chive pastry, pork sui mai topped with a Chinese wolfberry, 'siew long bun' (chopped pork and ginger consommé in traditional Shanghai pastry), prawns wrapped in organic spinach with egg white sauce, etc etc.
There are also baked puffs (honey-roast pork with caramelised onions, for example), steamed buns, esoteric delicacies like chicken's feet in homemade garlic and black bean sauce and deep-fried rolls with fillings such as jasmine-smoked chicken and asparagus – plus sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves and bowls of noodle soup.
There are currently more than half a dozen branches of Ping Pong dotted around the capital (visit their website for details), although Kurt Zdesar sold the business on during 2007.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.00am (12.00pm Sat & Sun) through until
Dinner: 12.00am (10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express