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Cantonese all day breakfast in London

I love Cantonese food, and one of my favourite is Dim Sum. In London you have several options to try these steamed buns and one of the most popular and commercial ones is definetely Ping Pong. The place tries to revive the ancient Chinese tradition of tea house, where silk merchants stop to have tea and eat dim sums. All is handmade with fresh ingredients in a modern but yet traditional twist.

Ping Pong in Soho

Give me steam

I went for the Dim Sum Collection, which brings 1 baked dim sum (pork puff with honey roasted pork), 4 steamed dumplings (Har Gau, chicken Shu Mai, spicy hot vegetable, and scallop & shitake), 3 fried dim sum (prawn toast, crispy prawn ball, duck spring roll), 1 sticky rice in lotus leaf, 1 pork Char Sui bun, and 1 fluffy white valrhona chocolate bun. But as it wasn’t enough I ordered also the Sichuan spice pork crackling, and the honey glazed ribs.

Pork Crackling

Ribs

Collection Fried

Collection steamed

Chocolate bun

The food was excellent, pretty good standard for a chain, high quality, fast, and good service. I usually prefer to go to a more traditional place for this kind of cuisine but I wouldn’t hesitate to come back and have a little bit more of Ping Pong in any of their 12 restaurants.

Chinese food reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Cigar Store Indian”.

Winona: It's just that it's a very sensitive issue for me.
Jerry: And well it should be. I think if you spent any time with me at all, you'd see I'm very sensitive to these matters as well. You wouldn't be hungry by any chance, wouldya?
Winona: I guess I could go for a bite.
Jerry: You like Chinese food, 'cos I once went to a great Szechwan restaurant in this neighbourhood. I don't remember the exact address… Uh, excuse me, you must know where the Chinese restaurant is around here.
Chinese Mailman: Why must I know? Because I'm Chinese? You think I know where all the Chinese restaurants are? Oh, ask honolable Chinaman for rocation of lestaulant.
Jerry: I asked because you were the mailman, you would know the neighbourhood.
Chinese Mailman: Oh, hello American Joe. Which way to hamburger, hotdog stand?
Jerry: I didn't know that.

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