dim sum menu
Dim sum - the story Dim Sum – what’s the story? Tiny parcels of glistening pastry, hiding mouthfuls of delicately-flavoured ingredients, Dim Sum are undeniably delicious, super-healthy and great to share. But don’t be fooled by their modern good-looks – these are no new creation dreamt up in a trendy chef’s lab. People have been tucking into Dim Sum since the Tang dynasty cooked them up way back in the 8th century. And now the word’s out in the West where they’re just as well loved. So what’s the secret of their success? Perhaps it’s the fact that you order just as many or as few Dim Sum as you fancy – platefuls if you’re starving or just a handful to go with cocktails. Maybe it’s that each one is its own perfect little mouthful, making them the ideal treat to share with friends. Or is it that they’re pretty as a picture as well as so darned tasty? You’ll be the judge.
Ping Pong – history with a twist It’s no exaggeration to say we’re crazy about Dim Sum. With a choice of soft, hand-made dumplings, fluffy buns and crispy fried rolls, there’s a Dim Sum for everyone. So whether it’s seafood, veggie or meaty dishes, rice or pastries, you’ll find something that’s right up your street. At Ping Pong we made it our mission to give this ancient cuisine a thoroughly modern update. We challenged our Dim Sum chefs to create authentic Chinese dishes with a bang-up-to-date western twist. And the result? Our unique fusion of East meets West that is always evolving and forever Ping Pong. Enjoy!
DIM SUM MENU The Dim Sum A-Z
Can’t tell your hoi sin sauce from your chicken shu mai? No problem – just check out our guide to Dim Sum...
nibbles A seriously tasty selection of Chinese favourites, perfect as appetisers or to enjoy with cocktails.
soup Boasting delicious little wontons or other delicious Chinese ingredients in fragrant broths, our soups are light and tasty.
baked Made from fluffy golden pastry and filled with fresh ingredients, our bite-sized baked puffs are delicious.
263 lemon prawn crackers v with five spice chestnut sauce
AED 11.00 264 maodou v warm steamed edemame beans sprinkled with rocket salt
17 spicy hot vegetable in translucent pastry
126 crunchy golden vegetable in yellow turmeric pastry
dumpling v AED 20.00
Based on a Chinese staple, these stuffed buns are the fluffiest around.
252 seafood shu mai king prawns & scallops topped with carrot
07 har gau king prawns & bamboo shoots
10 scallop & shitake in translucent pastry
Mouth-watering packages of sticky rice stuffed with tasty fillings and steamed in aromatic lotus leaf wrappers. P.S. Don’t eat the leaf...
fried Another Dim Sum classic, our bite-sized spring rolls are jammed with fresh ingredients & fried until perfectly crispy.
griddled A much firmer dumpling than their steamed counterparts, these delicious mouthfuls are made from wheat flour and griddled until golden.
49 fish & black pepper dumpling served with hoi sin sauce
34 vegetable wonton soup v in a light broth with shallots and onions
128 spicy seafood in a light broth
196 chinese mushroom warming and delicious
coconut rice pots (jasmine rice)
212 vegetables & soya in black bean sauce 216 seafood, cabbage in a fish light sauce
fried 28 mixed vegetable spring roll v
served with sweet & sour sauce
36 crunchy vegetable & tofu served with spicy mango sauce
08 coriander dumpling king prawns in translucent pastry
27 vietnamese rice paper prawn roll served with fish sauce, lettuce & mint
32 prawn toast with sesame served with fish sauce
AED 18.00 284 chicken & lemongrass shu mai chicken tender with a hint of lemongrass and coriander 19 spicy hot chicken in translucent pastry
208 prawn and crab meat in fenix translucent pastry
161 chicken and pineapple dumpling in black sesame seed spotted translucent pastry
coconut rice pots
Chinese people don’t eat desserts like western people. At Ping Pong we can’t live without them – our desserts are a creative blend of western desserts with Asian ingredients & twists. (Chinese also don’t drink cocktails like we do in the West – but try our amazing range with a typical Ping Pong twist!).
35 seafood wrap king prawns & fish wrapped in cabbage
Inspired by authentic recipes & given a Ping Pong twist, these are some of our favourite dishes – we hope you’ll love them as much as we do.
225 spinach & mushroom dumpling v served with spicy mango sauce
14 seafood dumpling king prawns, crab & scallops, in carrot pastry
Healthily steamed until tender, our vegetable dishes are served with flavour-filled sauces for the perfect accompaniment.
197 spicy chilli squid served with spicy mango sauce
26 crispy hoi sin duck spring served with hoi sin sauce
31 crispy prawn ball served with sweet and sour sauce
191 lemon chicken served with fresh salad and lemon juice
74 crispy aubergine v served with hoi sin sauce
82 squid salad served with citrus dressing
156 crispy asparagus served with sichuan pepper
spring roll v AED 18.00
steamed fluffy white buns
a selection of 3 sauces v
chinese chocolate brownie with ice cream v
a sticky treat, packed with mixed chinese nuts
53 ice cream/sorbet, ask for flavours
24 char sui chicken bun honey-roasted barbecued chicken
60 mango pudding with coconut milk
3 scoops v
sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf (2 pcs) rice v
king prawn & scallop sticky rice
baked flaky puff pastry
281 hoi sin vegetable glazed with honey
02 chicken puff glazed with honey and topped with pineapple 06
duck puff glazed with honey
25 vegetable bun v sautéed vegetables with fresh baby corn
38 vegetable sticky with a hint of garlic
We’re always striving to make our menus and our restaurants the best they can be. If you’ve got some suggestions, we’d love to hear them. Just speak to one of our staff or let us know via our website.
06 chive dumpling king prawns & chives
Slow-cooked the traditional way, jasmine and brown rice are steamed to perfection with coconut milk.
Tell us about it
red cabbage and turnip v
& banana spring roll with ice cream v
using valrhona dark chocolate
seasonal specials / dishes
AED 25.00 AED 21.00 AED 17.00
AED 19.00 AED 22.00
AED 22.00 AED 24.00 AED 24.00
check out our fabulous specials. they are our most mouthwatering creations updated, so try them now or you will never see them again! find these unique creations in the tally sheet next to you or ask our staff, who will tell you everything you need to know about these specials.
please note that all our dishes may contain traces of nuts. v = suitable for vegetarians
Itâ€™s all in the mix Wild, wonderful & occasionally a little weird, cocktails go in & out of fashion faster than you can say Singapore Sling. Thankfully, at Ping Pong our crew of expert mixologists are always ready to whip up the latest tipples, as well as your tried-and-tested favourites. So whether you fancy something comfortingly trad... or totally rad, we guarantee itâ€™ll taste heavenly.
Tea what the history?
Rare & gourmet teas
According to legend, tea was first discovered by the chinese emperor and inventor shennong in 2737 bc. It is said that the emperor liked drinking his water boiled, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned into a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) was born.
Teas’ finest moments.
Teas a-z The way that tea is normally categorised is by type - this refers to the six main production methods which result in green, white, yellow, oolong, black and puerh teas. Teas which are scented with flowers form one further type, these are called scented tea or flower tea (‘hua cha’ in mandarin)
Green tea In order to make green tea, the tea leaves are picked, allowed to dry up, then fired to kill the enzymes in the leaf and prevent oxidation; therefore they are rich of antioxidant. It tastes green and alive offering the experience of drinking the essence of spring.
black tea: keemun gongfu
light lively & clean, with the classic keemun long, toasty finish. high in caffeine, pickled early in april- the earliest picking of black tea in china.
green tea: organic dragon well
lively, garden fresh flavor and liquorices complexity. the most famous green tea in china. good for the heart. low in caffeine.
white tea: organic silver needle
light, delicate, fruity flavours with cucumber & melon. low in caffeine.
Most white teas are produced in Fujian province. Many believe that white tea production is defined by the use of bud (tips) only. This is not the case. The term, white tea, refers to the processing method alone: picking, withering and ambient drying.
Yellow tea Yellow tea is picked and processed in a similar way to green tea – up to the point of final baking. After wok firing the tea is slowly cooked to prevent oxidation over a very gentle heat up to ‘yellow’ The leafs. This removes the grassy flavor found in most green teas; It lacks the vegetal taste of green tea and instead offers a clear, Smooth and cool cup.
Oolong tea The production of oolong tea is complex and its aroma unique. After withering, the leaves are wrapped tightly and tumbled to allow further oxidation and at last fired dry to stop oxidation.
Black tea Black teas are fully oxidized. After withering, oxidation is encouraged through rolling which bruises the leaf and exposes its juices to air. The enzymes in the leaf act as a catalyst for oxidation and the leaf turns from green to vivid red. Firing and sorting follows.
Puerh tea The basic production method of puerh tea involves picking, withering, drying, rolling, firing, fermenting and compression of the tea leaves into ‘cakes’ and careful storage. Similar to wine, this tea improves with age.
Scented teas Any tea can be scented but green tea and a small proportion of black teas are usually used. In the case of a flower scent teas these are made by vast piles of fresh blossoms placed on top of the tea to absorb the aromas overnight. In the morning, after being separated from the flowers, the tea is fired to reduce the moisture and soak up the flavor. Scented teas are velvety and with thrilling aroma.
Herbal infusions Herbal infusions are the product of infusing a herb, flower or dried fruit in boiling water; it is not a tea. They have a fragrant, clean taste and are a delicious, caffeine free drink. Herbal teas broken down into dust do not pass on the flavour that they should. Only a whole leaf herbal infusion will impart such a flavour.
strong, sleek & sharp – just how we know you like them
served with chewy tapioca pearls
strawberry and coconut
strawberry & vanilla
lychee and roses
kalamansi & rose
strawberry and coconut purée shaken with cranberry juice lychee juices shaken with rose petal syrup and fresh lemon pineapple juice shaken with lemon & our feisty vanilla-chilli sugar
yellow tea: how mountain yellow buds vivid, fresh, floral and perfumed. has a low and fresh impact on the mouth. low in caffeine.
oolong tea: yellow gold oolong
elegant, fresh & summery with a sappy and grassy finish. medium in caffeine.
individually-wrapped tea with an earthy, rich texture & taste. extremely low in caffeine.
scented tea: lychee red black
surprisingly sweet and soft, with lingering, lifted aromas of asian fruits and perfumer’s flowers. baroque, decadent, irresistible. medium in caffeine
tiny & precious green tea leaf buds, scented with fresh jasmine flowers. unfurling their petals in your glass, flowering teas are true show girls.
mango tea scented tea
sweet and fruity mango flavours with light spice and peppery notes. high in caffeine.
silky and thick mouth feel with flavours of pea and umani. sweet finish with light hints of rocket and radish. medium in caffeine.
blackcurrant and hibiscus
all health benefit of hibiscus caffeine free tea with a blast of blackcurrant
cranberry anise & goji berries
served cold, cranberry juice, blended with anise & goji berries
cucumber & apple
ginger, carrot & orange
watermelon & passion fruit
strawberry purée and a touch of reduced balsamic with non alcoholic champagne fresh cucumber juice and apple with non alcoholic champagne
blackcurrant, hibiscus & apple champagne
all health benefit of hibiscus mixed with apple juice and non alcoholic champagne
lychee & ginger
slices of fresh ginger shaken with lychee juice & jasmine iced tea
AED 17.00 AED 17.00
watermelon muddled with jasmine iced tea
fresh mango juice
fresh carrot juice
fresh apple juice
AED 8.00 AED 10.00
flavours: malt, apple & lemon
the island nation of fiji is a cluster of green jewels set in the endless blue of the pacific. fiji water is drawn from an artesian aquifer that lies hundreds of feet below the edges of a primitive rainforest
hildon (available still in 500ml & sparkling in
750ml or 330ml)
hildon natural mineral water comes from beneath the chalk hills of the beautiful hampshire countryside in the south of england. naturally low in sodium & naturally high in calcium
oxygizer (available sparkling in 500ml) oxygizer is high-quality table water* with the following contents: natural mineral water from the sextner dolomites, enriched with pure oxygen
masafi (available still in 500ml) masafi unveils lightest 500ml water bottles 23% less plastic protecting the environment at weight 13g. the source of masafi pure and natural mineral water lies among the foothills of the masafi mountains in the ras al khaimah region
with or without caffeine – however you like it
americano cappucino espresso double espresso café latte macchiato
AED 15.00 AED 17.00 AED 12.00 AED 16.00 AED 21.00 AED 13.00
with or without caffeine – served in martini glasses
espresso & cardamon
cardamon and espresso shaken with ice lemon skin, vanilla sugar and espresso shaken with ice
grape & apple
fresh grapes muddled with fresh apple juice & jasmine iced tea
fresh orange juice
long, cool glasses of ice heaven lemongrass muddled with jasmine iced tea
fresh cardamon and honey shaken with homemade lemonade
Iced teas lemongrass
cardamon honey & lemonade
fiji still (available still in 500ml)
pineapple, coconut & lime
watermelon muddled, shaken with passion fruit
fresh cucumber and apple juice shaken gently
lemon & vanilla
non alcoholic beers (330ml)
strawberry peach & orange
fresh lime and coconut purée shaken with pineapple juice
(coke, diet coke, tonic water & ginger ale)
cucumber & apple champagne
strawberry & passion fruit
coconut purée, shaken with lychee juice, lemon and lime leaves
balsamic virgin rossini
Xing hua AED 16.00
coconut, lychee & lime leaves
fresh ginger and carrot juice shaken with fresh orange juice
fabulously – inventive flavor combos, courtesy of our genius mixologist muddled cardamon, shaken with basil seeds, lychee & passion fruit juice
Juices and soft drinks
strawberry and peach purée, shaken with fresh orange juice
fresh mint leaves, fresh ginger, honey and green tea. the perfect aid to digestion.
peach purée, fresh lime shaken with lychee and guave juice
fresh strawberries muddled, passion fruit juice & basil seeds
fresh orange juice, lime, mint & kumquat
beautiful, whole verbena leaves with all the aromatic qualities of a garden in southern france. fresh and vivid with mint-like freshness and pressed lemon zest pungency. no caffeine
kumquat virgin mojito
ping pong’s unique blend of spicy tomato juice
whole camomile flowers
wasabi virgin mary
the perfect post-meal brews
insistent, deep, grippy mint flavours with an oily mid-palate, subsiding cleanly towards an intensely perfumed finish. no caffeine
goji berries, mango & mint
peach & lime
a base of green tea buds which unfolds flamecoloured lily petals and bursts of orange osmanthus blossoms. floral & fruity. no caffeine.
fresh mango juice and peppermint leaves with goji berries
kalamansi purée, rose syrup & jasmine iced tea
fresh lemon, vanilla sugar & lemonade
lemongrass & lime
fresh lemongrass, lime & lychee juice
strawberry purée, homemade vanilla sugar & jasmine iced tea
mix it up yourself with: kalamansi, strawberry and peach purée
tall, strong & completely irresistible
puerh tea: vintage cooked puerh