Ping's Cafe Orient was definitely my favourite place in Lodhi Colony for delicious Asian food and even more amazing cocktails. Plus, the ambiance! Neon lights, the bar and about 100 little details you'd notice if you looked hard enough, every time I went to Ping's, I had to wait at least 20 minutes for a table. But hey, not anymore! Ping's has got a special delivery and takeaway menu so we can basically binge on all our favourite food at home. They're also making sure to sanitise everything and prepare the food safely so, in their words, "Ping me, maybe?"
The lockdown menu is basically the "best of" their entire regular menu. While it could take you a while to pick what to order from their original expansive menu, this curated one makes things a little easier. Whatever you decide to get, though, you need to get the dimsums and baos. For vegetarians, the silken tofu bao is a great option, it's not too spicy and the bao is super soft. Non vegetarians, you cannot go wrong with the butter garlic prawn har gao, the spices here are subtle so the prawns don't get overpowering. Moving on to mains, you can never go wrong with their khao suey with fried garlic and onions. I had the veggie version but you can get chicken or seafood, too. The pad thai also taste really good anf if you're getting fried rice, go for the mapo tofu or kung pao chicken with it! The full menu is available via DM through their Instagram page.
You'll feel pretty stuffed after the meal like I did but in such a good, reminiscing way that it'll be worth it. So, so worth it.
Price: Dimsums start at INR 345, large plates start at INR 395