Mr Eats and I celebrated our first anniversary in April, and wanted to celebrate with food (what else?). I was still in my post-Korea dumpling addiction, so when Mr Eats suggested Opium it was an instant winner. Neither of us had been before but I was drooling over the menu from my first glance at it.
They have a mix of dim sum and larger dishes on the menu, so we ordered a whole bunch of dim sum to start then shared a main.
These were crispy chicken and lemongrass dumplings – they were so gloriously crunchy and tasty. The dip was red curry-ish, and paired so nicely with the dumplings.
This squid was amazing! So crispy and delicious without a hint of chewiness – just perfection.
On the left we had Tom Yam soup dumplings – these were so tasty bust unfortunately a couple of them had leaked their soup out.
Next to that are chicken and prawn dumplings in a satay sauce – I love satay sauce and these dumplings were such tasty little morsels.
That was it for our dim sum – then we moved on to Korean BBQ chicken with garlicky greens and sticky rice.
I loved this – the sauce on the chicken was sticky-sweet and full of flavour, and the rice flavoursome and sticky. I was glad we shared this, because otherwise I’d have been really full with the dim sum. As it was we both had room for dessert afterwards.
Mr Eats had deep fried ice cream. This is the first time I’ve ever tried deep fried ice cream – it was much, much nicer than I thought it would be.
This was really nice chocolate mousse – I’m not a fan of overly dark rich mousse, and this struck a perfect balance. I also enjoyed the tiny cute rice cake that came with it, and the overall gorgeous presentation!
I really enjoyed this meal, and the service throughout was friendly and attentive, despite the fact the place was packed. There were so many things I wanted to try on the menu as well so I’ll definitely head back at some point!