Casual Ping Pong wins Mid East good food award
The uber-cool dim sum emporium in Dubai Mall wins best casual dining restaurant at the BBC Good Food Middle East Awards
Ping Pong, the uber-cool dim sum emporium in Dubai mall, was awarded best casual dining restaurant for 2011 at the BBC Good Food ME Awards that was held recently at the Ritz Carlton Hotel – DIFC which was attended by over 400 industry professionals including the regions top chefs, restaurants and produce suppliers.
Now in its second year, the BBC Good Food Middle East Awards has rapidly developed into the industry’s ‘foodie’ Oscars, an award much sought after within the food and beverage industry.
Each restaurant shortlisted for the awards, was nominated into the finals by public vote, from there an elite panel of judges visited each individual outlet anonymously to rate the food quality, service and ambience.
“Besides being recognised by an eminent panel of judges, it is extremely gratifying that our customers have voted for us. The award matches our concept perfectly, good quality food and efficient service, set in a casual dining environment,” said Angelo Rosato, General Manager of Ping Pong.
Ping Pong at Dubai Mall was the first outlet outside the UK with now having restaurants in Washington DC and Sao Paulo. All of Ping Pong’s dim sum is hand crafted by specialist chefs and the menu features a large selection of Chinese teas ranging from healthy traditional green tea through to flowering teas and fruit-based mocktails.
Ioana Mutu, marketing co-ordinator (pictured) who received the award on behalf of Ping Pong, commented: “We have said since inception that we serve the best little steamed parcels of deliciousness in the region. Maintaining a consistent brand message as well as delivering our promise has clearly paid off.”
Ping Pong Dim Sums operating hours are from 10:00am to midnight every day. Ping Pong is situated on the Lower Ground floor of The Dubai Mall overlooking the famous fountains. For bookings call +971 4 3399088 or for more details, please visit www.pingpongdimsum.ae.