Tim Ho Wan | Restaurant Review

Since its entry in the Philippine market, many are curious as to what to expect from this once hole-in-the-wall dim sum eatery turned One Michelin Star restaurant. It is known as the "Cheapest Michelin Star restaurant in the world" and that's what sets it apart from other Chinese dim sum restaurant.

I don't have time to queue for as long as two hours just to have my dim sum fix so I am just savoring the taste of the famous baked pork buns in this entry. 

Date of visit: April 9, 2012

Day 2

Our second day in Hong Kong is all about food. But first let me tell you that we were off to a bad start. First, I woke up late and DH was grumpy because he was not able to eat a decent breakfast. Second, we could not immediately locate Tim Ho Wan and when we finally found it, the line was long. All that changed as soon as we were given a table.

it is just like any other restaurant

After waiting for less than 15 minutes, our number was called. Luckily, we were able to get our own table. The tables situated in the middle are meant to be shared. I spotted one table with only one diner and he was asked if he could share his table with another person. Privacy is not a option here.

always good to ask for a check list with English translation

It was 12 nn when we arrived and we were already number 58. Good thing, the waiting time was short. 

Here's what we have ordered:

 steamed fresh shrimp dumplings (ha jiao) HKD 22 (PhP127)
 steamed spareribs with black bean sauce HKD14 (PhP81)
 steamed pork dumpling with shrimp HKD22 (PhP127)
baked bun with BBQ pork HKD18 (PhP104)

I saw a lot of diners order these baked buns for take out. These were really good especially because it was served hot. 

 deep fried dumpling filled with meat HKD14 (PhP81)
 poached seasonal vegetable HKD18 (PhP104)

DH didn't expect the vegetables to look like these. Do not order lest you want to waste your money. 

 steamed rice roll stuffed with barbecued pork HKD22 (PhP127)
 steamed rice roll stuffed with shrimps and chives HKD22 (PhP127)
 tonic medlar & petal cake HKD12 (PhP69)

The cake was unique. I can taste the petals while eating it. I would have eaten all three but I have to share some with DH hahaha

final bill  HKD172

We were charged HKD3/head. I don't know if it's for tea or service charge. It didn't matter because we love the food and we will go back when we visit Hong Kong again!

Tim Ho Wan is located at Shop 12 A, Level 1, Hong Kong Station, Hong Kong with telephone number 2332 3078. It opens from 9 am to 9 pm.

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