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Coming Soon: Ping Pong Dim Sum

KWynn Aug 14, 2009 07:51 AM

Ping Pong Dim Sum is coming soon on 7th Street NW just north of Eye (around the corner from PS7). Menus on their website look fun (http://www.pingpongdimsum.com/menu.php) and it indicates that they have locations all over London (http://www.pingpongdimsum.com/locate.php).

Have any Chowhounders been do the overseas locations? Please share info. Looks like a cute place to grab a bite and I hope it's a nice addition to my neighborhood.

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  1. discojing RE: KWynn Aug 14, 2009 09:44 AM

    isnt it like $6 for char siu bao?
    those better be some AMAZING bao or else its a no go.

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    1. re: discojing
      KWynn RE: discojing Aug 16, 2009 04:59 PM

      My guess is that pricing will be adjusted for the DC market...London is a VERY expensive city. But who knows, guess we'll have to wait a few months and see.

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      Elyssa RE: KWynn Aug 14, 2009 09:52 AM

      Looks like a fun place! Any idea of when it will be arriving in DC?

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        botnot RE: KWynn Aug 14, 2009 11:21 AM

        I heard it's supposed to open this November. I hope they do delivery.

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          Chownut RE: botnot Aug 16, 2009 05:05 PM

          Dim sum delivery? Never heard such a request.

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            Elyssa RE: Chownut Aug 17, 2009 08:24 AM

            Ya doesn't seem like it would work well. But you never know.

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              wayne keyser RE: Elyssa Aug 17, 2009 01:17 PM

              Maybe ... if I phoned and within 30 minutes my door buzzed and there was a waitress pushing one of those carts.

              Of course, with my luck, by the time she got to me my neighbors would already have taken all the plates of really good dimsum.

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                Chownut RE: wayne keyser Aug 17, 2009 05:16 PM

                Maybe not such a good thing....easy access dim sum may result in being pushed out in a gurney.

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          KevinS RE: KWynn Aug 14, 2009 11:44 AM

          Corporate Dim-Sum. What is the world coming to.

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            MakingSense RE: KWynn Aug 16, 2009 02:02 PM

            Is this some new trend? We're getting a dumpling restaurant on H Street NE too. Upstairs from The Pug. Just dumplings and maybe noodle soup, but I'm not sure about the soup.
            One food places? Like Dangerously Delicious Pies, doing only pie. Gelato shops with only gelato.

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              Elyssa RE: MakingSense Aug 17, 2009 08:26 AM

              I think it's a long overdue trend. NYC and other cities have lots of great places to get dumplings and noodles. But DC is really lacking in that area. I welcome all these new places.

              I find dumplings and noodles to be so comforting and yummy. I often crave them, especially after watching Anthony Bourdain wolf down yet another soup dumpling, but have no where to go in DC proper.

              In terms of the one food places...this might be a trend. Again, this is somewhat popular in NYC (they even have a rice pudding restaurant....place that only serve PB&J, mac and cheese, donuts etc). If they do that one item well I think it could really work.

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                MakingSense RE: Elyssa Aug 17, 2009 09:20 AM

                Despite their full menu, Full Kee does a HUGE business in bowls of noodle soup. Every time we go, there are tables with everybody eating nothing but that.
                It's one of the best bargains in town.. I think they make their own noodles. At least they used to, right in the front window.
                The dumpling places will be most welcome. Maybe DC is finally getting enough critical mass in some neighborhoods to support them. Requires a lot of foot traffic.

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              lesan RE: KWynn Aug 17, 2009 01:35 PM

              I've never been to any of their locations but I saw their new "coming soon" location and my prediction is that it will be expensive and mediocre. It will continue the trend of expensive and utterly mediocre DC area dim sum.

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                puffinsmuffins RE: KWynn Aug 18, 2009 02:40 PM

                I've been to one of their London locations. It's been a while... but I remember the dumplings being very yummy and sort of unusual. They don't do dim sum carts... rather, everything is steamed/fried to order.

                What I really remember was their wonderful cocktails. They had fruit based cocktails that weren't sticky-sweet. Hopefully, they won't change this for the American palate.

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                  KWynn RE: puffinsmuffins Aug 18, 2009 04:48 PM

                  Great, thanks for the info!

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