Sunday, 19 January 2014

Tim Ho Wan - Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

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

 Prawn dumplings

Vermicelli roll stuffed with shrimp

Glutinous rice

 Siu mai

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

G/F, 11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, Ph:  2788 1226 

Other locations:

Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong,  Ph: 2332 2896 

Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central, Hong Kong, Ph: 2332 3078 

Shop B, C, & D, G/F, Seaview Building, 2 Wharf Road, North Point, Hong Kong, Ph: 2979 5608 


Ramen Raff said...

Oh man! I mids Tim Hon Wan's baked charsiu baos! The best.

Shanshan Lam said...

I LOVE Tim Ho Wan! love their buns!! A visit to HK isn't complete without their buns!

Tina said...

Jealous...! I had yum cha locally on the weekend and it just wasn't that great...:(

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Have heard so much about the char siu baos here! So lucky that you didn't have to wait long for either visit!

Karen N said...

Raff - Have to agree there, best ever!

Shan - Definitely a HK must do :)

Tina - I don't think I'll be able to do yum cha here anymore after having such amazing dim sum!

Helen - I know, incredibly lucky after hearing all the stories of waiting for ages!

Tina @ bitemeshowme said...

there's a branch in SG and I can't wait to hit up my first experience of tim ho wan. hopefully it's as good as the HK ones :P

Vivian - vxdollface said...

mmm I miss those buns!