Ping Pang Pong premiers its redesign and expansion
July 12, 2017 4:51 PM
by Staff & Wire Reports
One of Las Vegas’ most acclaimed Chinese restaurants – Ping Pang Pong – has premiered its redesigned and expanded space at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino.
With seating for more than 300 guests (50 percent larger than its original space), and a private banquet room, more patrons than ever before can now enjoy Ping Pang Pong’s legendary and authentic Chinese dishes.
“During the last 17 years, Karrie Hung, Kevin Wu and the Ping Pang Pong team have created one of southern Nevada’s most celebrated culinary destinations,” said Tony Taeubel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Gold Coast. “Now, Ping Pang Pong has a beautiful new space befitting its legendary reputation – and its delicious and authentic Chinese dishes.”
Guests visiting the new restaurant are greeted by elaborate dark walnut screenwork and a modern version of a Chinese pergola, juxtaposed with clean modern wood paneling to create a stunning façade. The entry portal is flanked by two authentic foo dog sculptures acquired direct from China. Stepping inside, the reception area showcases a host station designed to resemble a Chinese apothecary cabinet and overhead are a gorgeous array of silk lanterns festooned with red tassels. An impressive tea servery visually anchors the front quarter of the seating area, while at the back, a large framed opening offers a glimpse of the culinary artistry in the bustling kitchen. The all-new Ping Pang Pong also features a private banquet room capable of hosting nearly 100 guests for private events, receptions and parties.
Though the space is all-new, the flavors that made Ping Pang Pong famous remain unchanged. Dim sum service is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, with classic pushcarts offering a selection of more than 80 authentic dishes from provinces throughout China. Dim sum standards are joined by a rotating selection of seasonal favorites like the Mango Lobster Scallop Roll, combining fresh diced mango, lobster and scallop in crisply fried thin panko tossed rice paper; or the Aromatic Duck Bun, featuring southern Canton five-spice roasted pulled duck with Mandarin cucumber, served in a steamed lotus bun.
From 5 p.m. - 3 a.m., diners can enjoy a selection of authentic dinner entrees, including Smoked Orange Ribeye Cubes, seared over a high-flame wok with peppercorn and toasted garlic; and the Macanese Crustacean Claypot, featuring live-tank seafood served in a ginger laksa curry broth with saffron and chopped herbs.
Since its debut in 2001, Ping Pang Pong has earned numerous dining awards. Travel + Leisure magazine recognized Ping Pang Pong as one of the top 10 Chinese restaurants in America, and the restaurant has received the “Best Chinese Restaurant” award six times from Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll.
Ping Pang Pong’s expansion is the latest in a series of restaurant debuts at Boyd Gaming properties nationwide, including Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen, Bailiwick and Copper Whisk Cafe at The Orleans; California Noodle House and Redwood Steakhouse at California Hotel and Casino; Cornerstone Classic American Steakhouse at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino; Brigg’s Oyster Co. at Suncoast Hotel and Casino; and the Angry Butcher and Big Mess Bar-BQ at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. For more information, please visit BoydGaming.com/Amenities.