You can never miss dim sum in Hong Kong. Where to find good dim sum? Tim Ho Wan is the world’s cheapest michelin star restaurant founded by Mr. Mak Kwai Pui, formerly a 3 michelin starred restaurant Lung King Heen. Tim Ho Wan today has became a very famous chain dim sum restaurant with more than 5 branches in Hong Kong and now even expanded to overseas countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, Jakarta, Taiwan, Hanoi and Bangkok.
So our strategy of having shorter queue is to either wake up very early or had very late breakfast at Tim Ho Wan. We wanted to explore Central today so we headed to Tim Ho Wan branch at Hong Kong Station. Hell yes, we queued for freaking 2 hours. Don’t want to complain much because its Christmas Day and I’m sure a lot of places are not open as well.
So we got our order coupon and waited for our turn. 2 hours later, TADA! we got our seating but somehow we feel like we are in a zoo with so many visitors. Hahahaha! There are actually people queuing for that this late!
The famous crispy top baked char siew bun!
Why isit so famous? Because the crispy top is actually sweet. Like the polo bun tops but with pipping hot savoury char siew as the fillings. Every table got at least one of this!
The traditional glutinous rice with chicken. Most of the table got it as well but for me its so so only. Probably I need to add more soy sauce or vinegar or chilli or something like that, its just a lil bit too bland for me.
Prawn rolls. I don’t fancy fried stuff but the amount of prawns stuffed inside is wow!
Prawn siew mai. Nothing to shout about but its very fresh
Har Gao. Prawn Dumplings. AGAIN. Fascinated by the generous portion of prawns!!! There are at least 2 big prawns in it. yum yum!
Steamed pork ribs. My favourite dim sum to order. I like it anyhow
Steamed beef balls with beancurd skin. Now this is one of my favourite too! The beef is very moist tender and juicy. Marination is spot on. Im sure i will order this again next time
To the cheong fun aka rice rolls :
Steamed rice rolls stuffed with BBQ pork for mama and le bro.
and Steamed rice rolls stuffed with pig’s liver for me and papa! OMG this is the bomb i tell you!!! I am so in loved with steamed rice rolls with pig’s liver! Had it at China. Had it at Tim Ho Wan KL and now still so in loved with it! oh nom nom nom!
Happy with our late breakfast and here’s some other branches that you can go to.
And guess what? The total bill adds up to HKD245 only!! #whysocheap
It may not be the best dim sum but.. where else can you find such good quality dim sum with this price right?