Dim Sum & Mochi in London
The Luxplorer Lifestyle
Ping Pong Restaurant - London Southbank UK
By Karina Tuitt
About Ping Pong
“Ping Pong South Bank is a contemporary and lively restaurant serving carefully handmade dim sum, cocktails and Chinese teas. Dim sum is prepared as small bite-sized food, steamed to perfection and served alongside fried, rice and griddled dishes. An ideal choice for a quick, light lunch or a fun night out, just 5 minutes from Waterloo station – as they say, all the fun is in the sharing, which Ping Pong encourages!”
Ping Pong Southbank restaurant is a 5 minutes walk from Waterloo station in London. Click the video below to see a more detailed breakdown on transport links.
The price range for this restaurant is £20-£35. It is cheap/affordable depending on what you buy and the amount. You may be tempted to buy more sides if you’re not full enough. (I recommend the ribs)
What I ordered
𝗣𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Dim sum, duck & veg spring rolls, potato & edamame cake, honeyed chilli rice pot – £14.95
𝗥𝗶𝗯𝘀: Honey glazed ribs with sesame seeds – £8.25
𝗠𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹: Pineapple, coconut & lime – £3.65
𝗪𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗲: £4.90
: Mochi – Japanese rice cake ball filled with ice cream – £1.95
what I used to book a table
I used www.luxplorer.com in the restaurants section to book a table at ping pong in London, Southbank. You choose the date you would like to book, the time and how many people will be attending the reservation. Use the engine above!
The dress code for this restaurant is: Casual
The weather was very nice and warm in London the day I went, so I chose to wear a pink crop top, high-waist jean and diamante sandals. Everything from head to toe was from Pretty Little Thing.
Ping Pong is a cute instagrammable restaurant, serving authentic Dim Sum and other special Chinese dishes. It was my first time trying Dim Sum & Mochi and I absolutely loved it. I think Mochi is now my favourite dessert!
The restaurant located in southbank was cosy, bright and had beautiful flowers by the entrance which really enhanced the look of the restaurant in a good way. The waiting staff are professional, attentive and ensure that you enjoy your food. The Ping Pong Selection included: Dumplings, spring rolls, edamame cake and a honeyed chilli rice pot. The dumplings were beautifully presented in the traditional steam basket and were filled with juicy prawns, chicken, veg and more. The food portions seem small but they are filling and taste really great with a good amount of seasoning. I will definitely visit Ping Pong for a second time as I really enjoyed the Dim Sum and Mochi dessert. I LOVED the honey glazed ribs and spring rolls too but I have them all the time when ordering a takeaway lol. The star of the show was definitely the mochi! However, the price was annoying. I would buy loads if it wasn’t £1.95 for just one mochi.
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If you’ve never tried Dim Sum & Mochi before, here’s a quick description: The Dumplings are delicately made and the skin of a har gao (dumpling) is made from a combination of wheat and tapioca starches with hot water. It is also translucent and slightly chewy.
Dim Sum is delicately made too. It is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice and with other ingredients such as water, sugar and cornstarch. The rice is then pounded into a paste, then moulded into a ball and then filled with a delicious ice cream. It is a popular dessert and is traditionally eaten for Japanese new year.
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