Fo0die dined as a guest of Miss Ping’s and as such, the rating does not give any consideration to customer service.
Located inside Westfield Doncaster shopping centre, Miss Ping’s is on the same level as Village cinema. Parking at 6:30pm on a Friday, as one can imagine, was hard to come by but is free when entering the parking after 6pm.
Approaching the venue, the front of the venue was dimly lit with a neon sign with the venue’s name. On entry, to the right is seating with a neon sign on the wall, an area which was empty when we arrived.
Walking further into the venue, the counter/bar/kitchen is on the left side with some seating available opposite this which then opens up into a large dining area filled with windows looking out. The majority of the customers that night were located in this area. The decor is trendy and modern which set the scene to the food we were expecting to have.
The large booklet style menu booklet was filled with many options (so much that it was a little overwhelming) and luckily it also included many images which helped narrow down the selection. Between the two of us we shared a starter and two mains and while we were not rolling out of the venue, our bellies were satisfied.
We started with the toasted coconut prawns which was recommended by the staff when the betel leaf with crispy toasted coconut prawns was unavailable that night. The prawns were cooked perfectly with a beautiful dark contrasting crust on the outside and a delicious salty sauce to go with it. This personally was the highlight of the dishes we had and I would happily have many many plates of these!
I love pineapples so seeing a pineapple fried rice on the menu meant I had to get it. We could tell that the fried rice was cooked with a good amount of heat from the wok (gives it this smokiness). The fried rice is served in a pineapple shell and arrives on a large plate. Our only wish (or just mine)? More pineapples! Mr J loves having a good tom yum noodle soup and while he said Miss Ping’s version had a good flavour to it and wasn’t overly chilli, the chicken breast meat itself was poached without any real flavour to it.
We think Miss Ping’s is a great addition to the shopping centre and in particular could see ourselves ducking into the venue for a quick meal before heading to the cinemas for a movie.
Dishes that make up this review
- Toasted coconut prawns served with sriracha lime mayo, salted peanut and coconut flakes ($14)
- Pineapple fried rice; wok toss egg fried rice, pineapples, turmeric, cashews and seasonal vegetables ($18.90)
- Tom yum chicken; tomatoes, mushrooms, soft herbs and chicken ($14.90)
- Thai milk tea ($4.50)
- Phuket punch mocktail; pineapple and lime juice, coconut water, cranberry juice, ginger and thai basil ($12)