Slideshow: First Look: Ping Pong Dim Sum's Fall Menu, Washington, D.C.

Steamed Dumplings
Steamed Dumplings
The Duck and 5 Spice Dumplings ($6.50) are duck-filled dumplings in a pumpkin pastry. Slightly sweet and festive. The Spicy Sesame Seed and Vegetable Dumpling ($5.75) might look like a plump larva (sorry for putting that image in your head), but the diced vegetables with mustard and orange sauce are wrapped in the spicy sesame seed pastry. There's a subtle citrus element and a lingering heat.
Chicken Pot Stickers ($6)
Chicken Pot Stickers ($6)
Grilled chicken, napa cabbage, water chestnuts, and garlic in a wheat pastry.
Chicken Noodle Soup ($6)
Chicken Noodle Soup ($6)
One of the first noodle dishes Ping Pong has offered. Super soft noodles, broccoli, and peppers in a simple broth. A nice introduction to the world of noodles for Ping Pong.
Soft Shell Crab Tempura ($10.25)
Soft Shell Crab Tempura ($10.25)
A whole soft shell crab, legs intact, deep-fried and served with a sweet chili sauce.
Crispy Eggplant ($4.25)
Crispy Eggplant ($4.25)
Fried marinated eggplant chunks with a garlic and sesame oil. Intensely sweet and intensely purple.
Roasted Banana and Chocolate Spring Roll ($6)
Roasted Banana and Chocolate Spring Roll ($6)
One of the new desserts on the menu, these sweet spring rolls are filled with dark chocolate and banana and served with a butterscotch sauce.