Friday Food Foto – London Dim Sum Adventures

Ping Pong London Dim Sum
It hasn’t been the most “exciting” food week in London.  It has been jam-packed days where we are grabbing a quick lunch.  And as my colleagues live outside of London with long commutes, my evenings have been picking up something to-go to eat while doing email in the hotel.  Don’t get me wrong there is a multitude of fresh fast food options and I have had take out from the Japan center, fresh soups and salads, etc. But they don’t make for exciting stories!

However tonight at meal out with colleagues I got to have my first European dim sum experience.  We went to Ping Pong in Westminster for a very decent dim sum dinner (which is unusual in itself as nobody serves dim sum past the afternoon in the U.S., although they do in Hong Kong).  It was better than a lot of Bay Area dim sum that I have had, but not quite as good as the best dim sum restaurants that I have access to.

I tried to find dim sum in Paris, but Paris-based American food blogger of Chinese heritage, Ann Mah said, “it doesn’t exist.” So my first and maybe only European dim sum experience was not too shabby!

More Tasty Tidbits:

For Goop: Dinner with José Andrés

From Paris Pâtisseries: Jacque Genin Eclair au Chocolat

From Wanderlust: Cheese Board Pizza Picnic

From Eat Live Travel Write: Oeufs Cocotte

From Food 52: Crispy salt and pepper French toast

From Tastespotting: Deviled quail eggs with caviar

For my gluten-free friends, a new addition, dishes that I think look really yummy and are gluten-free:

From With Style & Grace: Black Bean with Chicken and Apple Salsa

From With Style & Grace: Strawberry Gazpacho

From The Daily Meal: Gluten-Free Chocolate and Pistachio Pound Cake

How about you?  What have you been eating lately?

About Andi Fisher

I'm a lifestyle blogger focused on travel and food. A marketing gal who gave up my job to travel around the United States in an RV with my hubby. I'm now settling into the Portland area where I'm looking for my next career adventure! I love to travel via my stomach. Eating, seeking out local artisans and features to share. I've got more than 26 years of experience in marketing focused on content, social media, and direct marketing and I've mentored many bloggers, old and new.


  1. Thanks for the alert on the gluten free items in this Friday Food Foto feature. 🙂 Golly that Dim Sum looks amazing, too.

    You know, I just today made a really nice bunch of gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, low-sugar chocolate chip cookies that are delicious (I KNOW, right?? Amazing that they have nothing standard in them, yet are truly delicious!). It’s a recipe from a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-and-sugar free cookbook writer and blogger called The Spunky Coconut. I’m hosting a tea on Thursday for a visiting American woman, and many of us are on restricted diets, including two vegetarians and vegans. Lots to accommodate. They are terrific cookies and were not hard at all to make! Here’s the link:

    The only ingredients on the list that I can’t find directly in Paris is the liquid Vanilla Creme stevia, but last year a friend brought me some, so I had it on hand. Everything else can now be found in Asian or Indian markets or the health food store.

    I love the sound of that chocolate pound cake! Looks tasty and not hard to make. And anything with chocolate is winning in my book. 🙂

    Thank you, Andi.

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