My girlfriend, brother and I went to Ping Pong in St Pauls, London. Ping Pong is a Dim Sum Restaurant.
Prior to going to the restaurant, I sat waiting at a pub for over an hour by myself waiting for both of them. It beat walking around the shops for an hour I guess. When they eventually arrived we drank a pint then went to the Ping Pong restaurant.
We each had a Tsing Tao while we waited for a table. When I was in Hong Kong, I learnt what Tsing Tao stood for
“This s*** is no good, try another one”
We then sat at a table, ordered a big variety of dim sum and another Tsing Tao. I will try and write some of the dim sum below, to get a flavour of what we had.
Garlic and Black Pepper Prawn Crackers
Duck Spring Roll
Wu Xiang Lamb Spring Roll
Spinach and Mushroom Dumplings
King Prawns and Scallop Sticky Rice
Chilli Pork Tender Loin
Vegetable Sticky Rice
Crab and Prawn Dumping
Pak Choi Dumpling
The Dim Sum was great. It was slightly expensive but enjoyable food! I would definitely go again for some more Dim Sum.
We then parted ways.
My brother went to Dalston for a nightclub and we walked from St Pauls to Waterloo to catch the train home.
Finally – a recipe that fits in with the post! The recipe is for pork and ginger wontons with a spicy dipping sauce. The wontons on their own may not be much, but they are amazing with the dipping sauce. Wontons wrappers can be found in China Town or Asian supermarkets. Alternatives could be filo pastry.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
2 egg white, beaten
1 tbsp olive oil
1 shallot, pelled and finely choppedThumbsize ginger, pelled, finely chopped / grated
Dash of thai fish sauce
1 large red chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 lime, juice only
Place the pork, 1 egg white, shallot and fish sauce in a blitzer.
Blitz to a rough paste (but not a puree)
Place the wonton wrappers on a clean work surface.
Place a teaspoon of the mixture in the centre.
Grab the corners of the wonton and stick together (to look like money bags)
Brush over with the other egg white.
Repeat for all the wontons
Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.
Place the wontons on a baking tray.
Drizzle the oil over the wontons.
Cook in the oven for 15 minutes, or until cooked through
Mix all the ingredients together (adjusting ingredients to personal taste)