Even bloggers forget to take photographs of their food sometimes. This was the case at Ping Pong recently when I headed down to their Southbank branch to taste their new summer menu. It was only after scoffing down a few dumplings, rice and other delicious plates that I then remembered I'd be needing a photo and it was too little, too late.
The restaurant itself was jarred; it was a Tuesday and there was a queue out the door for a seat. There's an urban but cosmopolitan vibe to the place that welcomes and serves a varied clientele.
There's more to the food then just your average dim sum joint. Ping Pong's summer menu fuses dishes such honey glazed spare ribs, fresh, steamed asparagus and duck and ginger dumplings - for someone with a bit of an Asian cuisine obsession, everything was right up my street. From one glance at the menu, my friends and I were salivating and what with such fast service, we didn't have to wait long to sink our teeth in either.
And the drinks? Well, firstly every day sees happy hour from 3pm - 7pm and who am I to decline a cocktail for a fiver? I stuck to mojitos - it's not hard to make or break such a classic but my friend's were a little more adventurous, ordering cocktails from the summer menu that were deconstructed and garnished with flower ice cubes. Pretty fancy, huh.