Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan

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9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po
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9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po
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深水埗福榮街9-11號地下
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The one that started it all: critics are generally impressed by Tim Ho Wan's Michelin dim sum, praising its quality and low prices. But some find it overhyped and say it's only fit for tourists.
32 reviews
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Opened by a former Four Seasons Hotel chef, this humble Mong Kok eatery makes all of its shrimp dumplings, rice rolls, baked cha siu buns, and such, fresh to order. It's top-quality food at dirt-cheap prices.

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A former Four Seasons dim-sum chef re-creates his magic in the first budget dim sum eatery to receive a Michelin star.

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Tim Ho Wan offers communal dining and doesn’t accept reservations, so there are often ridiculous wait times as hordes clamor for their mouthwatering preparations.

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The unanimous favourite in our group was the baked buns with barbecued pork (HK$12), which had a crumbly sweet topping, puffy, tender dough and a sweet-salty filling. 

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That means that anybody can sample the mandarin and spring onion-infused meatballs, delicate prawn dumplings and crispy pork buns with a subtle sweet glaze. At only HKD 100 for nine excellent dishes, this is a truly rare and delightful find. 

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The silence of the room, we realised finally, was actually quiet reverence as the diners concentrated on their superstar meal at C-list prices. They, and we, were wowed.

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Our hearts melted over the masterfully crafted golden-skinned pork buns—and we don’t even like BBQ pork buns to begin with!

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Rarely does a dim sum venue offer equally alluring desserts; however, here the chilled jelly with osmanthus flowers and wolf berries finishes off a meal on a sweet high note

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Offering 3-Michelin star quality dim sum but for a fraction of the price, diners sit elbow-to-elbow in this simple, no-frills eaterie with a minimum of service and fuss.

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Tim Ho Wan is well worth the wait for some of the best and good value dim sum in Hong Kong – you just can’t beat $150 for a Michelin-starred meal for two!

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The two most memorable dishes of all were their crispy pork bun,a crossover of bbq pork bun and Mexico bun, and their Osmanthus Jelly, a jelly consisted of Osmanthus flowers and wolfberries

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 Most dim sums taste good and cost around $14 to $25 per dish. 

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Although prices are good (dim sum prices range from $12 to $25), the menu is limited compared to a regular dim sum restaurant. 

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As for me, I am chuffed we managed to eat there and I’m very happy I ate the char siu buns. But I doubt I’ll be madly queuing outside Tim Ho Wan in the near future.

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Tim Ho Wan’s food is pretty legit and super cheap! You can get anything on the menu for less than $24 HKD or $3.10 USD with the exception of that fancy shmancy Chinese delicacy double boiled bird’s nest egg white dessert ish which costs $48 HKD or $6.20.

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The restaurant is not big, the interior is pleasant and the staff quite laid back. If it wasn’t for the queue I would go back again, but waiting for 40mins is probably my limit, any more and Hubby and I would probably have left!

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 And if you said to me “do you want to go again but you have to wait 3 hours?” I would laugh and say no. The variety and quality which I have yet to try excites me more than the possibility of a re-visit.

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The Crispy Pork Bun, served hot, is their showpiece, and I must say, it really makes the 1 hour wait worthwhile!

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One thing is for sure - JY & MY will be coming with us! It's very difficult to have a bad meal when your dining partner is praising it between every mouthful.

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Kimchi and beef dumplings 泡菜牛肉餃 – brilliant idea that fails in execution. The taste is just too weird.

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I'm really unimpressed, and my brother was kind of disappointed. The prices were alright, maybe a smidge higher than other dimsum places, but no big deal.

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The congee was rather pedestrian in my opinion, but it was a cold day and we needed something to warm us up.

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On the contrary, the service is good. One of the waitress gave us a wrong order and she was very apologetic about it. 

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The dimsum is the same as the other branch except it’s a slightly more expensive.. but still a lot cheaper than the dimsum in Central!

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Do something for me. Please don’t miss out on the Steamed Rice Roll with Shrimp. Or any of the cheong funs for that matter.

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Personally I think I don’t mind going back again to try other stuff as well as have the baked bun with BBQ pork & pan-fried turnip cake there! 

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Was it worth the wait?  Well, that’s the million dollar question.  Or HKD$64 (AUD$8) in my case in Mong Kok.  Seriously the food IS fantastic and it IS value for money for what you get.

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The chueng fen with beef was okaaay, not bad but not memorable. In terms of price, we ate all of this in only HKD 125! Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised last night.

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Despite its fast-food ambiance and service, Tim Ho Wan turns out wonderfully made dim sum that trumps those of many top restaurants in town.

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If so, it serves me right that the signature po loh char siew pau (baked barbecue pork buns) -- which cost HK$17 (about US$2.20) for three -- actually didn't seem all that great to me -- and, in fact, I believe I've tasted far better versions of this combination sweet and savory dim sum

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Still, it's not the cheapest place for dim sum, and really not the best, so I doubt I'm making a trip back anytime soon.

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The taste is all the same to me.  Except the Mong Kok shop has fewer tables and a longer wait.