Deciding on where to eat in Soho has always been a complicated affair and Ping Pong has been on my radar for a little while now. After a colleague mentioned that they offered unlimited dim sum on a Sunday, I was there with bells on.
Their lazy sumday menu heavily features steamed dim sum, and even though specials and deserts aren’t included in the price tag you don’t feel like you’re missing out. Their concept is straightforward and you have to simply tick your desired dishes off against their menu. You’d advised to order 3-5 dishes at a time and you can always go back to the menu to order more if you wish.
The service was fairly fast and soon our plates of dim sum arrived in quick succession – no sooner then our first dish of edamame beans arrived we were then surrounded by bamboo steamers.
One of the highlights of the meal was the char sui buns which are soft, fluffy buns filled with a sticky honey-barbecured pork. A favorite of mine was the beef gyozas as they were fried to perfection and not at all greasy – I ordered a second potion of these as they were so good.
Another dish worth noting was the honeyed chili chicken and mushroom rice pot which was incredibly filling and contained tender shiitake mushrooms, braised chicken and soya beans.
A dish I would avoid is that black prawn dumpling which is made with a squid ink pastry – it doesn’t look too appealing and it was very slimy.
Without the offer I reckon Scott and I would rack up a pretty hefty bill, so Ping Pong is a perfect place for people who want to try everything at least once.