• Jennifer Yeo

Dim Sum with A Twist at Dim Sum Library!

Updated: Feb 9, 2019

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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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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). 


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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’.


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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.


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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.


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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.

© 2019 by Jennifer Yeo.