I absolutely love going to Ping Pong for the food, atmosphere and service. Although it’s not overly authentic, it’s great for vegetarians and for a quick meal out or a place to meet friends.
So, when I heard about the complimentary Ping Pong dim sum master class, I knew I had to book a session. It started off with complimentary flowering jasmine tea, before settling in to a demonstration by one of the masters from the Ping Pong kitchen. It was certainly a comical and fun experience learning how to make a decent dumpling in half an hour by two chefs – one being very and the other polite.
Dumplings aren’t so easy to make though – luckily Ping Pong provided pre-prepared pastry circles and a bowl of filling – mushroom and vegetable. We then had a go ourselves and got to make about 12 dumplings in two different shapes (triangular and normal ones). At the end, we got to box up the little parcels we’d made to take home to steam, along with a little goody bag of lovely Ping Pong bits and recipe to make the dim sum from scratch at home.
Of course as we were in Ping Pong, we had to have dinner there so tofu spring rolls, vegetable puffs and spinach and mushroom dumplings were consumed!
There are two sessions (5.30 and 6.30pm) offered every Wednesday night until the end of April at different restaurants. Each session lasts 45 minutes and has a maximum of ten participants. To find out about upcoming sessions attend book in advance visit the What’s On page of the Ping Pong website.