CHINESE RESTAURANTS

 

 

PING PONG (Location: ) ££  

 

Ping Pong offers a wide variety of dim sum and refreshing cocktails. For vegetarians you can choose from spicy vegetable dumplings, vegetable puff (with a honey sauce for those with a sweet tooth), spinach and mushroom dumplings, vegetable bun (not so keen on) and vegetarian rice. As well as the usual veggie spring rolls and a wide selection of vegetables. Make sure you order rice, otherwise it's not very filling. The food is served quickly and the atmosphere is laid back. At £3 a dish plus 12.5% service charge, it can get quite expensive for what it is as you end up ordering around 5/6 dishes per person plus drinks. But it's a great place to go with a group of friends, as more dishes to share!

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www.pingpongdimsum.com

 

YAUATCHA (Location: 15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DL) £££

 

This is the sister restaurant of the much hailed Hakkasan. It is worth a visit if you are a fan of Dim Sum- and dessert! The Dim Sum is super fresh and boasts and array of delicious flavours and textures - be they steamed, fried or baked. A few of my faves were the Beancurd Roll, Vegetable Shanghai Dumplings and Vegetable Congee. With the Dim Sum being dubbed as the most authentic outside of Hong Kong it is definitely worth a taster. If you are a dessert fiend like your truly, it merits a visit just to feast your eyes on the beautiful window displays of perfectly aligned cakes and truffles. The rainbow coloured macaroons, pralines and cakes will tickle your taste buds without a doubt. Do not leave without sampling the divine jasmine chocolate macaroons and with other delicate flowery offerings such as hibiscus ones, you are in for a special treat! The best bit is you can pop into the dessert bit and grab some takeaway if you don't have space post your meal. And if you're like me, you'll be keeping the cute pastel mini packaging to prop up on your desk and daydream about your next visit!

 

www.yauatcha.com