I am a grazer by nature and like to eat little and often, so Ping Pong’s many bite-size dishes are perfect.
The restaurant offers a menu in the form of a tally sheet so you can tick the items that take your fancy, quite difficult to narrow it down when they all sound delicious.
I was initially surprised by why the tables were mainly empty but soon remembered it was probably something to do with the fact there was an England World Cup game on.
So while the rest of the country was glued to the TV, my best friend and I picked our window spot and got ready to feast.
The waiter recommended about four to five plates per person so between us we got the Potato and edamame cake, £3.05, Prawn toast with sesame seeds and spicy mango sauce, £4.15, Spinach and mushroom dumpling, £3.55, Mushroom, vegetable and black bean sauce rice pot, £4.65, Honey-glazed spare ribs, £6.55, Black prawn dumpling, £4.15, Crab and prawn dumpling, £3.95, and Steamed shanghai pak choi in a light soy sauce, £3.25.
Everything was great. One of the most important things I look for in Chinese food is that it is not greasy and none of the food mentioned above was.
Each thing I tasted was fresh, felt healthy, and you could tell was made using high quality ingredients.
The dumplings are definitely a speciality at Ping Pong and my favourite part of this dinner; they were steamed perfectly and stuffed with just the right amount of filling.
All the dishes came with smaller ones with a different sauce, so each mouthful was completed suitably.
For desert we shared a mango pudding, £3.55, which was nice and light.
Ping Pong dim sum at Westbourne Grove is close to Portobello market in Notting Hill, with other branches dotted around the capital serving Dim Sum, cocktails and Chinese tea.
The Stratford Westfield option is currently favourable as you get to experience the new design, and the Wembly branch in the London Designer Outlet is also quite new.
The restaurant has separate tally sheets for gluten friendly options and other dietary needs, as well as set menus if the choice is too overwhelming.