It’s Sunday. Autumn has arrived in a shroud of gloom and wetness. The End is clearly nigh but it’s ok, there’s one thing which still brightens my day. What could that be?

Dim sum at Pearl Liang. That’s what.

These photos were actually taken a couple of weeks ago but lately the weather has been more dim sum inclined than ever. I can’t imagine anything better than a steaming hot prawn and chive dumpling on a cold wet day, can you?

Anyway, you lucky things get a break from my endless waffling today with this offer of a photo post! Enjoy!

Cool logo for a Chinese restaurant, no?

Beautiful (but heavy!) cast iron tea pots

Barbecued pork puff

Lobster noodles

Paper wrap sesame prawn rolls

Bean pastry with prawn in abalone sauce

Prawn and chive dumplings

Wasabi prawn dumplings

Glutinous rice with meat

Pork shu mai

Deep fried custard bun

Mango pudding

Tapioca with yam and coconut milk

Sweet black sesame balls

Everything was absolutely delicious, but my highlights from the meal? The wasabi prawn dumplings (with a very decent wasabi punch in the face), lobster noodles (ex Mandarin Kitchen chef, I hear) and the deep fried custard buns OMGSOSINFUL.

Pearl Liang
8 Sheldon Square
Paddington, ย W2 6EZ
0207 289 7000

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14 Thoughts on “dim sum @ Pearl Liang: the answer to this gloom

  1. i miss those damn wasabi prawns. they were gooood, even if they kicked up a big fuss in my nose a bit too much! x

  2. jeez…. I want to lick my computer

  3. Mhmmmmm! I agree with Leluu.

    But y’know, I find dim sum from Royal China hard to beat. Guess I’ll have to try Pearl Liang and see if they can change my mind!

    Jax x

  4. diva: I know, they burnt through my nostrils lol but they were so good!

    Leluee: just remember to wipe afterwards ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jackie: I like Royal China too but Pearl Liang food is pretty awesome!

  5. … *drool*

    I hear that PL is the place to go for Dim Sum in London. These images would seem to indicate that the word on the (foodie) street is indeed right.

    Those custard buns are as fine looking dessert as I’ve seen for a while.

  6. Ooh look at you with your fancy lobster noodles! But hey why not although I usually go for roast meats with my noodles at a dim sum feast.

    Gworm – those custard buns are amazing!

  7. I could eat their deep fried custard buns every every day. Such deliciousness. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. The Grubworm: It’s really not bad at all! This was my first trip to PL for lunch and I would totally go back ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mr Noodles: Hehe well we were going to order beef hofun but yes, we splashed out a little ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Su-yin: ME TOO. They were soooo good!

  9. Catty, you ordered all of my favourites, I felt like I was dining there with you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Uhh, those lobster noodles have sealed the deal. That alone looks worth the trip. Is it in the new development in Paddington?

  11. Lorraine: oooh yeah! I love the traditional dishes. Must do yum cha in Sydney ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mealsinheels: OH the noodles were divine! It’s not a new place, well it’s been there at least a couple of years!

  12. Hey I really like the sound of wasabi prawn dumplings! Yum! That black sesame ball looks so delicious too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. every comment from me from now on will just be droooooolllllll….. drooooool. those golden fried custard buns are the shiniest things i’ve seen! i can almost hear the crunch and then the soft tender burst of custard in my mouth…….mmmmmmm……and the dumplings and the noodles and the omg i need to lie down in the office

  14. Man, how come we don’t get YUM CHA places like this in Sydney?!?!? ๐Ÿ˜› Never heard of Wasabi Prawn Dumplings.. I’m hungry now!

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