Our first night in the capital, Piglet and I decided to go on a huge culinary adventure and get some dim sum. I had dim sum with Kiwi in London several years ago, and haven’t found a dim sum place since. I was practically bouncing with excitement when we walked up to Ping Pong. We started with the important part, happy hour cocktails. I opted for the Ping Pong….which was weird. Piglet got the hibiscus mojito, which won the cocktails part of the evening.
Our server was extremely helpful and guided us through ordering dim sum – (similar to ordering tapas, order a bunch). Piglet and I decided to eat “family style” and share everything. We chose:
Fried Chili Calamari. The calamari was well-cooked and not rubbery. In fact, it was quite buttery. Also, sweet chili sauce. I love sweet chili.
Xiao Long Bao (Bursting Soup Dumplings). There’s a bit of meat inside, but also soupy goodness that bursts when you eat it. This one you have to eat all in one go because of the soup. These are a Shanghai delicacy (Kiwi’s favorite). I think these might also be my favorite,Crispy Duck Spring Rolls. These were on point.Spinach and Mushroom Dumplings. These were super delicious. I’m not sure how traditional they are, but top marks from us. Piglet loved these ones the best. Scallop and Shiitake Dumplings, steamed. These were also great. The scallop was perfectly cooked.Dim Sum is officially Piglet-approved!
Have you been for dim sum? What are your favorites?