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Dim Sum. One of my fav foods ever! Traditionally it’s a breakfast item, so a lot of places in Hong Kong don’t serve dim sum for dinner. We went to the Dim Sum library in the early evening. I should of written about this much sooner. It’s 2019 now but I still can’t forget those delicious eggplants I had so here we are.
I guess it was too early for dinner time. The place was rather empty when we got there. We booked our reservation on OpenTable, and couldn’t get a later time. At this time I honestly was skeptical of what’s to come. After looking at the menu, we got a few dim sum dishes. The eggplant dish just looked tooo good not to eat, so we ordered that too.
Crispy aubergine tossed with Chinese chives
Seriously. The best thing ever. It does look like someone was trying to play Jenna with mozzarella sticks but do not let this visual fool you! These eggplant sticks where DA BEST, and if you are in Hong Kong I recommend to Dim Sum Library just to have this. Super crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside. It’s only about a million degrees so be careful when eating. Those little green things in the pics pair perfectly with the eggplant. Extra bonus points bc it was a little spicy.
Unknown: Vegetable stir-fry
I’m kicking myself for not taking note what this item was called. Or at least take a picture of the menu. That works well every time. Lesson learned. This dish was alright. Nothing really to write home about. Just a nice break between other dishes. I always like to have a veggie dish.
Steamed Matsutake Mushroom Bao
These were super mushroom-y. Well, waddy a expect in a mushroom bun? Honestly, it’s not my most favorite way to eat Matsutake. I like them simply grilled, or as takikomi Gohan (cooked rice with other stuff in it).
Wild Mushroom Dumplings with Beetroot
These were fun. Why? BECAUSE IT’S PINK! Basically the only reason why they were fun. I seriously think these little guys could of been presented better. They’re not even on the steamer equally spread apart. Maybe I’m just picky about food presentation, but I do have a tendency to eat with my eyes.
Wagyu Beef Puffs with Black Pepper
These were so crunchy and fluffy and ah-may-zingggg! I do not want to know how much butter was used to make this. Or maybe it’s lard, I’m not sure. But there has to be some heavy amount of oil involved to make these crispy. I also liked the extra dose of pepper these little guys packed.
Black truffle har gau shrimp dumplings
I have a weakness for shrimp. Shrimp has been one of my favorite foods since I was a kid. The best kind of dumplings are the ones with shrimp in it. This one didn’t disappoint!
Dan dan Xiaolong Bao
What trip to eat dim sum is complete without xiaolong baos? You probably have at least one. I personally preferred the shrimp ones over these.
Overall, if you get the beef puffs and the eggplants, you’re set.
Dim Sum Library – All day dim sum restaurant with a contemporary take on classic dishes
Perfect for: Eating dim sum at night in an A/Ced non-chaotic environment. Have interesting tea cocktails and skip the wine list. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.
Recommendations: If you order only one thing, let it be the eggplants!
Dan Dan Xiao Long Bao ($48 for 3). Black Truffle Har Gau ($48 for 3). Wagyu Beef Puffs with Black Pepper ($88 for 3)
Shop 124, 1/F, Pacific Place, Admiralty 3643 0088 | dimsumlibrary.com.hk