REVIEW: Ping Pong, Southbank
WHAT? Ping Pong have an all-new summer menu, sprinkled with light bites and all too drinkable pitchers of Asian Pimms & lemonade.
Think smoked chilli chicken wings, a spring roll salad bowl, rice burger sliders and coconut ash ice cream with activated charcoal (no, we’re not sure, either), all washed down with lemongrass sangria (Bombay Sapphire, St. Germain, lemongrass, lime and white wine – ooof).
STAND OUT DISH: We began with six fluffy white steamed buns, building our own shredded duck bao with spring onion, cucumber and plum sauce, as well as crispy coated prawn, pickled carrot, cabbage and wasabi mayo buns. Safe to say we were rather full afterwards, but soldiered on to try honey barbecued pork char sui buns (even larger, even fluffier) and crab & prawn dumplings in squidgy translucent pastry.
WHY GO? Casual and unassuming, Ping Pong is perfect for a group dinner – share a variety of plates so you get to try as much as possible, but be sure to leave room for the booze.
This menu is a great choice for gluten dodgers, the rice burger sliders coming in a variety of fillings from pork tenderloin to chilli prawn and veggie-friendly crispy aubergine. Round things off with a
DETAILS: Pingpongdimsum.com / The summer menu is available at all nine Ping Pong sites across London, including Covent Garden, Soho, St Katherine’s Doc and the Southbank.