A trip to Ping Pong Diplomacy Restaurant in SM Aura BGC
A few days ago, I decided to try the new P2P route at Alabang Town Center which is a direct drop at Market Market in BGC. I first went to pay for our insurance in Madrigal Alabang then went there to catch up with the 9am bus schedule.
Going to BGC is now fast and convenient with this additional route of P2P buses from the South. It only took me less than an hour to arrive at Market Market. My destination that day was to try Ping Pong Diplomacy Restaurant in SM Aura.
PingPong Diplomacy offer Chinese-American inspired menu that Chef Noel Mauricio and Chef Him Uy de Baron designed to leave each customer surprised and intrigued.
I arrived at the place just a few minutes after the mall opening, so I guess I was the first customer of the day. There was no other customers inside the restaurant which is perfect because I was able to freely take some pictures of their interior.
Here are the food that I ordered.
Surf and Turf Noodles P295. This was one of the recommended dishes at Pingpong. It consists of Blue Mussels, Charsiew and 62 degree egg. This was the first time I tasted an oriental kind of food like this. It is so unique that I can’t describe the exact taste haha. Try it and tell me what you think.
Sweet and Sour Pork P485 – It consists of pork spareribs, pineapple chunks and grilled apples. That stick-like object on the plate was a cinnamon bark. I kinda like the flavor of this dish, it just that the meat is not that tender as I expected it to be.
Original Egg Tart P80/piece, P299/box
I decided to order a box of egg tarts for Ren’s snacks at school. We love the taste of their egg tarts it was soft from the inside and crunchy on the outside. If ever I will visit there again, I would definitely order this again.
They said that their most popular dishes includes a Wonton Cheeseburger, wagyu beef wrapped in a crispy wonton and served with a sharp cheddar as a starter. The Typhoon Shelter Grilled Prawns, one of Hong kong’s culinary legends, is done Ping Pong Diplomacy-style, covered in crispy garlic and charred pickled vegetables. The Caveman Beef Rib, a melt-in-your-mouth braised beef rib cooked in crispy shallots and zhenjang vinaigrette. Mochi is done with a Ping Pong Diplomacy twist, made with taro, ginger, and black sesame, dusted with sesame crumble, and served with a pistachio cream.
I hate that I did not order these dishes.
They also have an area for take outs. Ping Pong Diplomacy also has a takeout menu for when you’re hungry in a hurry. There are buns, drinks, and other desserts you can grab through the grills. Their oriental burgers come in three variations, 5-spice Chicken, Cumin Pulled Lamb, and Szechuan Pork Belly—each one skillfully layered between toasted baos. As a takeout dessert, you may choose between Ping Pong Diplomacy’s own version of the original egg tarts and ice cream buns, which are comprised of peanut cake, vanilla ice cream, and toasted bao.
For a unique experience of progressive Chinese fare, visit the Ping Pong Diplomacy at the 3rd floor of SM Aura. For more information, LIKE Ping Pong Diplomacy on Facebook FOLLOW @pingpongdiplomacyph on Instagram.