Ping Pong Brings Chinese New Year Celebrations To 8,000 Londoners
London's leading dim sum and cocktail restaurant will give away thousands of lucky red envelopes and offer a limited edition seasonal menu including Shanghainese noodles,Tapioca Pearls cocktail and Chaozhou Vegetable dumplings.
To celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Horse, Ping Pong, the dim sum and cocktail restaurant, has collaborated with exclusive partners including Wendy Wu Tours, the V&A , the National Theatre and many more for their Lucky Red Envelope giveaway, where every envelope includes a special gift. Plus, to mark the biggest holiday in the Chinese calendar, there is a limited edition seasonal menu which includes a unique tapioca pearl cocktail – Dancing Dragon
The envelopes will be available for a limited time from January 31st to February 7th and will contain generous gifts including a once in a lifetime ten day holiday to China courtesy of Wendy Wu Tours - Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading China holiday specialist tour operator. Other gifts are from partners including;
The National Theatre
Time Out London
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Meals and cocktails at Ping Pong
Red envelopes are traditionally given at this time of year in China to friends and family members - the red colour is said to bring luck and ward off evil spirits.
As London’s leading dim sum restaurant Ping Pong know how to welcome the new year in style with authentic dishes and delicious artisan cocktails. The limited edition Chinese New Year menu is available now until April and includes;
Pork and Mushroom Sticky Rice Dumplings
Shanghainese glutinous rice dumpling with shiitake mushroom, ham hock and spring onion in wheat flour pastry
Squid in a light, crispy coating with hints of lemongrass and chilli sichuan dusting, served with spicy mango sauce
Chaozhou Vegetable and Peanut Dumpling
Mushrooms, carrot, coriander, chive, radish with crunchy peanuts in carrot pastry
Shanghai Pork Noodles
Pork in bean sauce, coriander, tofu, spring onion with hints of chilli over fresh Shanghainese noodles
Chocolate Coconut Fondant
Warm pudding with a soft chocolate and coconut filling, served with vanilla ice cream
Head Mixologist Daniele Ziaco has also created a unique polka-dot cocktail, the Dancing Dragon, made with kalamansi, a sour orange-like tropical fruit, with white coconut milk and lychee juice. The drink is dotted with black tapioca pearls that burst as you bite into them, releasing a sweet hit to the palate. The Dancing Dragon is served as a mocktail, or is mixed with Finlandia vodka and Sake.
For an exciting and extended Chinese New Year experience, diners should visit any of Ping Pong’s locations in London. Enjoy a cocktail, share steaming baskets of dim sum, and open a lucky red envelope. There’s more to Chinese cuisine than prawn crackers, so gather your friends together, and start the year as you mean to go on!
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