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Dim Sum Library

Hong Kong, offering arguably the world’s best Cantonese dim sum, is witnessing an evolution of this popular cuisine as restaurants increasingly offer innovative dishes, using ingredients from other cuisines prepared using traditional dim sum methods. We visited Dim Sum Library, located in the upscale mall Pacific Place, a welcome addition to this burgeoning trend.
 
We sampled a potpourri of the restaurant’s signature dim sum dishes. They included Black truffle Har Gau – Shrimp Dumplings ($58/3 pieces); Black Garlic Siu Mai Pork Dumplings ($58/4 pieces); Hokkaido King Crab and Sea Urchin Spring Rolls ($88/4 pieces), which we’ve never tried before; Seared Foi Gras with Osmanthussmoked Coddled Eggs ($88) – also something new; Wagyu Beef Puff with Black Pepper ($88/3 pieces) – a house specialty; and a very interesting Dan Dan Xiaolong bao ($68/3 pieces), in which the spicy Sichuan dan dan noodles sauce is used to season the pork filling.
 
Other dishes we tried included Yunnan Black Truffle Crispy-skin Chicken ($195/half); an aromatic Iberico Pork Fried Rice with Sakura Shrimps and Fennel Seeds ($168); and Crispy Aubergine Tossed with Salted Fish and Chinese Chives ($128). The desserts served included Lava Mango Rolls Coated with Roasted Almond ($48/3 pieces) and Tofu Panna Cotta ($42), both refreshingly light and tasty. Dim Sum Library also offers a full slate of cocktail drinks which, to our pleasant surprise, complement the dim sum dishes rather well.
 
Dim Sum Library leads the pack of the next generation of innovative Chinese restaurants. Be sure to give it a try.
 
 
Shop 124, 1/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; 3643 0088
 

 

(Edited on 3 Jul 2018)

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