I heard there’s a Tim Ho Wan restaurant here in Manila but never really got around to try it. It’s ironic that I get to try it for the first time in Hong Kong.
Tim Ho Wan, which is considered the cheapest Michelin-starred dim sum in Hong Kong, is that one restaurant wherein you really need to be patient since it will definitely take a while before you get to sit down. We went there at 10 in the morning and there were already a lot of people eating and falling in line at the same time so that alone says a lot about the restaurant.
This one’s a long overdue post but today, let me share with you the dishes that our (Chinese) friend ordered for us during our brunch in Hong Kong last October.
I forgot the exact name of the dishes but I’ll try my best to explain how each tastes like. For starters, here’s how our table looked like:
I wasn’t able to take a photo of all the dishes because we were in a hurry to go to Disneyland!
This dish is very interesting. It’s called Glutinous Rice Dumpling $23HKD. Inside is Lup Cheong (Chinese sausage), chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and as the name implies – glutinous rice. As for the wrap, I believe it’s spinach.
Barbecued Pork Buns (3 for $15HKD) – the bun itself is very sweet but it goes so well with the savory taste of the pork filling. The filling reminds me of how asado tastes like.
Filipinos would call this “dynamite” here in the Philippines and the taste is quite similar, expect this one’s spicier and has more pork filling in it.
One of the desserts that we had. It’s called Tonic Medlar and Petal $10HKD. It’s a gellatin dessert with little edible flower petals and goji berries inside. It’s sweet but weird at the same time.
We were very lucky that we stayed a few blocks away from this branch that we went to and so we were able to sit down right away. A couple of minutes later, I saw the line was starting to pile up and our friend mentioned that people would wait 20-30 minutes just to be able to sit down and eat.
It’s worth visiting just because each dish offers a unique twist to the usual dumpling that other Hong Kong restaurant offers. The price of each is not that bad. Service-wise, well, it’s all the same all throughout Hong Kong.
Location/Space – ★ ★ ★ ★
Ambiance – ★ ★ ★ ★
Price – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Service – ★ ★ ★ ★
Taste/Presentation – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
OVERALL – ★ ★ ★ ★
Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists
Hong Kong Station, Central, Hong Kong
Phone:+852 2332 3078
Sunday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
DISCLAIMER: I am not, in any way, affiliated with Tim Ho Wan. This review is written by me and are from my own words and is 100% unbiased. For questions on how I do my reviews, please refer to my DISCLOSURE POLICY.