Back to reality after my month long holiday to Hong Kong, Macau & Tokyo. It was a fabulous trip jam packed with lots of delicious eats!
Despite the stories of the notoriously long queues at the ever popular one Michelin star dim sum restaurant, Tim Ho Wan, we were lucky with both our visits - only having to wait 5 minutes the first time, and got in straight away the second time.
The Sham Shui Po branch is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, situated on Fuk Wing street, a small walk from Prince Edward or Sham Shui Po MTR station.
Tim Ho Wan is famously known as the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world - most dishes range from $10HKD to $24HKD. We over-ordered the first time, with our bill adding up to the grand sum of $170HKD. Ridiculously cheap!
The counter at the front of the restaurant has menu cards which you can fill out whilst you wait in line. There are english ones available too. The service is quick and efficient. The seating is cramped but serves it's purpose of allowing fast customer turnover.
Fried stuffed eggplant
Vermicelli roll stuffed with shrimp
Steamed beancurd roll with meat and vegetable
Baked bun with BBQ pork
Sweet pumpkin cream with sago
Rock sugar stewed pear and white fungus
So how does the dim sum rate? The highlight was definitely the signature dish of baked pork buns - crisp, flavoursome, without being greasy. I could eat a plate (or two) of these to myself! The other dim sum dishes were also good quality, made with fresh ingredients.
Tim Ho Wan - Sham Shui Po
Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, Ph: 2332 2896
Shop B, C, & D, G/F, Seaview Building, 2 Wharf Road, North Point, Hong Kong, Ph: 2979 5608