You Dim Sum, You Lose Sum
District: Admiralty, Hong Kong
Cuisine: Cantonese (Dim Sum)
How much: Roughly $450 for a Dinner for 2
The Best For: A great place to bring guests visiting Hong Kong
Must Order: Dan Dan Xiao Long Bao and Yunnan Black Truffle Crispy-Skin Chicken
Click through the slideshow for a few of our other favourites…
Pram-accessible Pacific Place, meets stylish, contemporary Chinese cuisine… Need we say more, mamas?
The newly opened Dim Sum Library is an all-day-dining resto, offering classic dim sum favourites with a 2017 makeover! The space itself reflects the cool and modern flavours, with dimmed lighting and stylish interiors – you would hardly know that you’re in the heart of Pacific Place (conveniently just metres away from Zara. Bonus).
One of our favourite dishes was the Black Truffle Har Gau ($48 for 3), with plump and meaty shrimp and a subtle hint of truffle. The Wagyu Beef Puffs with Black Pepper ($88 for 3) also ticked all the boxes, celebrating tender and peppery beef, encased in crispy layers of pastry.
If you’re after a heartier dinner and fancy exploring some of the bigger dishes on the menu, don’t leave without trying the Yunnan Black Truffle Crispy-Skin Chicken ($195 for a half chicken). The truffle flavour was not overpowering, but brought a wonderful aroma to the table! The chicken was so full of flavour and amazingly succulent, contrasting with the perfectly crisp skin. It’s also served off the bone, so a perfect choice for all of those who
are lazy don’t like to waste anything. Perfect for the little members of the family!
For something different to compliment the more traditional dishes, also make sure to try the super light Crispy Aubergine Tossed with Salted Fish and Chinese Chives ($108). Like aubergine fries, which came as a tower of jenga pieces, we couldn’t help ourselves from going back for more.
If you’re looking to take the whole experience up a notch, check out the Mahjong Parlour, discretely concealed at the back of the restaurant. Nibble on some delicious dumplings and sip on the masterfully made cocktails, whilst enjoying a casual (or competitive) game of Mahjong!
Hankering for more? Click through the slideshow below to check out some of the other dishes and drinks available at Dim Sum Library (or check out their lunch menu here).
Spicy and succulent Xia Long Bao – a modern twist on the Shanghainese classic. With a juicy and flavoursome filling, this dish brings a kick of spice!
How much: $48 for 3 pieces
A tower of aubergine fries, tossed in a salty and flavourful crumb.
How much: $108
Steamed, vegetarian mushroom buns with seasoned steamed greens.
How much: $52 for 3 pieces
Crisp and light pastry shells encasing tender, black pepper wagyu beef.
How much: $88 for 3 pieces
A Ketel One vodka and Jasmine tea infused cocktail served over dried limes and home-made rose syrup, fresh lemon and Fever Tree tonic.
How much: $90
A refreshing blend of Jasmine tea infused with Tanqueray Gin and stirred through with white peach purée, yuzu, lemon juice and fresh egg whites.
How much: $85