A contemporary dim sum restaurant serving dumplings all day long is now open in Pacific Place. Set up by Aqua Restaurant Group, Dim Sum Library is the latest addition to the changing dining scene in Admiralty and is designed to be a homage to yum cha traditions with art deco-inspired interiors.
Chef Leung Kok-wah, who has over 15 years of experience working in restaurants such as Ming Garden, Cuisine Cuisine and Man Wah (where he was dim sum sous chef) is taking the helm at the restaurant. A rather lengthy menu focuses on the restaurant’s namesake dishes, but also larger dishes for sharing. Diners can expect plenty of decadent ingredients such as Iberico pork, truffle, foie gras and wagyu to create stylised renditions of the classics, resulting in dishes such as:
- Black truffle har gao
- Dan dan xiao long bao
- Black pepper wagyu beef in millefeuille pastry
- Minced kimchi prawn spring roll
- Foie gras and wagyu beef stone pot fried rice
- Wild mushroom dumplings with beetroot
- Drunken pigeon steeped in Makers Mark bourbon
With mixology playing a bigger role in a restaurant, the team has decided to install a Chinoiserie-style cocktail bar at the entrance serving a selection of tea cocktails among the classics. Mixologist Simone Rossi has created a number of these bespoke drinks, including the One Thousand Years of Song (earl grey-infused Tanqueray gin, white peach puree, yuzu and lemon juice, fresh egg white) and Blackened Rose Buds (Ketel One vodka infused with black rose tea, served with dried lime, homemade rose syrup, fresh lemon and Fever Tree tonic water).
Meanwhile, a hidden mahjong parlour is one of the more unusual elements of the restaurant, where diners can steal away to play a few rounds over drinks.
Dim Sum Library, Shop 124, Level 1, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong; +852 3643 0088