Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dim Sum with A Twist at Dim Sum Library!


Enjoying the dim sum

    The recent revitalisation of Admiralty’s Pacific Place has also seen the launch of Dim Sum Library, the latest addition to the Aqua Group, which is behind a selection of bespoke restaurants such as Hutong, Shiro, Ayuthaiya, Zafran and of course Aqua.

   Dim Sum Library offers a very unique and interesting concept, enhancing classic recipes with international ingredients such as truffles, foie gras and kimchi. So, if you are looking for dim sum with a twist, you will definitely be enthralled.

   Themed in black and gold, the glamourous interior is reminiscent of Shanghai in the 1920s, with large peacock murals and fancy bird cages.

Innovative dim sum creations

   Each creation is a feast for the senses, exquisitely executed and elegantly plated. However, if you desire traditional dim sum favourites, this may not be the place for you. 


Steamed Hokkaido scallops with home-made pickled chilli

   My favourite item on the menu is the steamed Hokkaido scallops with home-made pickled chilli (HK $138 for 2). Fresh and succulent, the scallops are accentuated with home-made pickled chilli. It offers just a light hint of spiciness, without being too overwhelming.

Hokkaido king crab and sea urchin spring rolls

   The Hokkaido king crab and sea urchin spring rolls (HK $88 for 4) offer a fresh take on the quintessential spring roll. The creamy, custard-like texture of the sea urchin provides a delightful contrast to the crispy spring rolls, enhanced by the sweet succulence of the Hokkaido king crab.


Dan dan noodles with Shanghainese coddled egg

   If you are a fan of spicy food, you will love the dan dan noodles with Shanghainese coddled egg (HK $78) - a noodle dish prepared with robust dan dan sauce (sauce prepared with sesame paste, Sichuan peppercorn, chilli oil and vinegar). 

Dan dan xiao long bao

   The dan dan xiao long bao (HK $48 for 3) which consists of well-loved dumplings filled with minced pork and savoury broth, accented with dan dan sauce is also a popular favourite. Each morsel is a delectable burst of goodness, combining the best of Shanghainese and Sichuan flavours, with just enough spice for a ‘kick’.


Deep-fried taro puff with foie gras

   The deep-fried taro puff with foie gras (HK $58 for 3) lives up to expectation with its creamy taro and foie gras filling enveloped in a light, crispy crust.

Sichuan "ma la" beef cheung fan

   Last but not least, the Sichuan “ma la” beef cheung fan (HK $58 for 3) is a spicy rendition of the conventional rice noodle roll. The roll has a light, delicate and melt-in-the-mouth texture while the “ma la” beef adds a spicy, numbing taste.



   Overall, Dim Sum Library offers dim sum with a contemporary twist in an elegant setting. It is the haven for adventurous diners who are on the search for something unique and different. Dim Sum Library is located at Shop 1`24, 1/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Admiralty, Hong Kong. Reservations are recommneded to avoid disappointment. 
For enquiries and reservations, please call +852 3643 0088. Alternatively, please vist here.

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