The Dish: Got Dim Sum?

Ping Pong DC celebrated the opening of its second location in the district with endless drinks and dim sum.
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Ryan Mink, Kristin Mink, Tara Lewis at Ping Pong's grand opening in Dupont. Photo by Alicia Griffin.

The internationally known dim sum restaurant Ping Pong, with locations in thriving cities such as Sao Paolo, London, and Dubai, recently celebrated the opening of its second location right here in the district. Ping Pong DC in Dupont invited guests with daring taste buds for an exciting night of unlimited cocktails and traditional Asian cuisine.

Invitees were handed drinks sponsored by St. Germain, an artisan, French liqueur made from a flower with pear and citrus flavor, immediately upon arrival, along with a complimentary drink book giving “how-to’s” for the best cocktails. Techno provided the perfect upbeat ambiance while appetizers and small morsels bursting in flavor were passed around throughout the night. Some dim sum favorites included the vegetable puff, prawn toast topped with sesame seeds, the crunchy vegetable and tofu spring roll, and the traditional but delicious shrimp dumpling. Ginger cakes were passed around to satisfy any guests with a sweet tooth

Christina Miller, server and guest at Ping Pong's grand opening in Dupont. Photo by Alicia Griffin.

Cocktails special to Ping Pong DC were made for guests to experience, including the Black Lava Margarita, the Lemongrass & Lime Cocktail, and the sweet burn of the Vanilla Chili Sidecar, consisting of a vanilla chili sugar mixed into a cognac based liquor with a vanilla chili sugared rim.

The fun didn’t stop there. While hors d’oeurves and drinks were distributed, guests were entertained by a traditional dragon show. Little drummer boys played the beat as brightly colored dragons wound and danced through the crowd. A perfect night of lively entertainment, food, and tradition!

Lauren Gross, Casey Badmington, Lizzie O’Boyle, Emily Primack

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