"The new ‘Summer of Health’ menu is a pleasant surprise"Review Rating: Reviewed by Laurel
A longtime fan of Ping Pong, I know it’s a safe bet for a speedy, tasty and affordable supper, but the new ‘Summer of Health’ menu is a pleasant surprise on the tastebuds that’s worthy of another visit.
Created in collaboration with nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert, with Ruby Wu, Ping Pong’s Dim Sum Master, the menu - available in all eight restaurants until the end of August - has been created to be nutritionally balanced, deliciously light and refreshing and perfect for the summer months.
The founder of leading Harley Street clinic Rhitrition, Rhiannon is also the creator of top Health charting podcast Food For Thought and bestselling author of Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well. Her new menu encapsulates fresh ingredients and flavours to create a tasty addition to Ping Pong’s classics.
The menu includes two new dim sum; a deliciously umami Miso Aubergine dumpling with quinoa, mange tout, chickpeas and a white miso filling in a turmeric pastry, and an Okra and Cod dumpling, light and delicate, it’s filled with juicy flakes of fish, prawns, goji berries, shiitake mushrooms, carrots and bamboo shoots. The Vegan Re-Fresh Superfood Ginger and Miso Salad is summer personified; full of vibrant, crispy vegetables, a rainbow plate of crunch featuring quinoa, long stem broccoli, cucumber, carrot, pomegranate, beans and spring onion with a zingy white miso sauce. I’ve already recreated it (to varying levels of success…) more than once at home.
There’s.a Re-fresh Smoothie, a green dream featuring kale, nacho pear, avocado, ginger, parsley, fresh lime and apple; admittedly I didn’t give this one a go, but with an ingredients list like that it’s got to be good for me.
I may have developed a mild obsession with the coconut and red date pudding. Completely moreish, this panda cotta-esque dessert with vanilla sugar and raspberry coulis felt seriously indulgent and yet refreshingly light. The perfect summer pudding.
Of course, Ping Pong has its classic menu of favourites to supplement your Summer of Health, but if you want the dim sum experience without the calories of some of the other dishes on the menu, the new additions are a great alternative.
Laurel reviewed Ping Pong Restaurant on Mon 15 Jul 2019