Review of 'Tim Ho Wan'

Known as the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, Tim Ho Wan is mecca for Dim Sum lovers visiting Hong Kong. It is worth the trip. Difficult to find it is found outside of the Olympic City (2) shopping centre near Olympic MTR. Taking the advise of what we had seen on the Internet we showed up in the afternoon to avoid the notorious queues that form here.

The small, modern interior belayed the delights that awaited us. We were seated immediately beside the small kitchen that was open to see in. The crowded interior was surprisingly calm considering pretty much all tables were occupied and dishes seemed to come unceasingly from the kitchen throughout our visit…but calmly…

Ordering from the form present on our rather small table we ordered glutinous rice dumpling ($26), deep fried spring roll filled with egg white & shrimp ($24; juicy tasty interior with a wonderful crunchy wrapper), baked bun with BBQ pork ($19; their signature dish amazing - like a normal backed bun with a crispy topping and filled with a delicious filling), steamed fresh shrimp dumplings (ha jiao; $24; perfect), steamed pork dumplings with shrimp ($24; very tasty), and deep fried dumplings filled with meat ($14; the only average dish here).

A total of about $140 proved the point that this is an inexpensive restaurant to eat in. The quality of the food was first rate. The service was perfunctory but reasonably friendly.

If you can, go. Seriously. Amazing. Have the pork buns. Be prepared for a wait if you go over the lunch period or do as we did, visit sometime after 2:30 in the afternoon.

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Review Date: 2013-10-11


Cuisine: Chinese

Address: Shop 72, Ground Floor (Outside), Olympian City 2, Olympian City Mall, Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong (China) - Mong Kok

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Telephone: +852 2332 2896

URL: http://www.timhowan.com/