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Bow Wow: Celebrate The Year Of The Dog With The Chinese New Year Special Menu At Ping's

Raisa posted on 20 February


Ping’s Cafe Orient is going all out with their Chinese New Year celebrations with a special menu that has boozy cocktails, duck and pork delicacies, and tons of veggie favourites.

Decked Out

Ping’s is all decked out for the new year celebrations and we are loving the festive atmosphere. Apart from their generally cool and quirky decor, as you enter you’ll see a large banner explaining the ‘Year of the Dog’ and giving you a little insight to their New Year special menu. There are bright red Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling to add to the general cheer of the place. It’s like stepping straight into Beijing!

Tipsy New Year

It wouldn’t be a Ping’s special menu if it didn’t have no-hangover cocktails that make even Mondays seem fun {yes, they are THAT potent}. Our fav of the menu is the Salty Dog — a celebration of the Year of the Dog, the drink is an understated sweet, refreshing, and really potent. You can sip on a Beijing Bellini to go with your lunch — a sparkling wine-based, sophisticated drink.

Duck Off/Bao Down

The menu is an interesting mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarain options with plenty of small plates — dim sum, baos and spring rolls — to keep you going. We are all about the Duck Spring Rolls — it’s like a spring roll on drugs. A crispy fried coating, it’s everything you love about spring rolls ramped up a notch with the succulent, shredded duck filling served with a sticky sweet sauce.
The mushroom and broccoli is a deceptively simple dish. Its base is created with Ping’s signature black bean sauce which lends a power-packed punch of flavours — you’ll get a complete sensation of sour, tangy, salty and slightly spicy all in one.
The baos are similar to the ones you find traditionally {unlike the more popularly found open-faced baos found today}. The non-veg option is stuffed with a sweet-spicy char sui pork filling much like the one found in traditional Chinese homes. The veggie bao is really intersting: made with ‘mock duck’ it’s a soya-based product that resembles the taste of duck while being completely vegetarian.

End On A Sweet-Sour Note

Orange cheesecake is what’s up for grabs to end on a slightly sweet but mostly tangy note. A simple smooth cheesecake topped with a sour orange-y  layer, if you don’t like your desserts overly sweet, you’ll love this one. Bonus points for presentation — the dessert comes served on a piece of slate rather than a plate which lends a unique character to it’s look and the contrast of the orange slices on the black is absolutely stunning.
Pro Tip: Ask for the newest chocolate dessert that has been added to their regular menu — you won’t be disappointed.

Anything Else?

Like The Chinese New Year celebrations, the menu will also be available till the end of the month. If you’re born in the Year of the Dog {2018, 2006, 1994, 1982 and so on in multiples of 12}, you can avail a discount on your meal! The menu is available till February 28.

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Ping's Cafe Orient

Location Details

2-A, Sir William Jones Sarani, Park Street Area, Kolkata