Tim Ho Wan
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Member Reviews (21)
- Tim Ho WanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 12, 2014
Tim Ho Wan is the only dim sum restaurant thus far that has a Michelin star. It's also suppose to be the cheapest Michelin star restaurant. Most of the dishes cost no more than $2-3. While I think Tim Ho Wan is a wee bit overhyped, it's still a place worth going, particularly for their buttermilk-style steamed pork buns.
- Tim Ho WanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Feb 09, 2014
A dimsum classic in Hong Kong, although some outlets are better than others. I would recommend the one at Olympic (formerly here at Mong Kok) and not the outlet at IFC. Be prepared to queue - not recommended if you have young children that bore easily.
- Tim Ho WanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 1Oct 18, 2013
The cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant out there, Tim Ho Wan's take on dim sum (a Cantonese/Hong Kong repertoire of delicious savory appetizers) is refreshing, tasty, and well-priced. Try their baked "cha siu bao" (BBQ pork buns)—slightly sweet, steamed to perfection and baked to achieve that deliciously crunch exterior. They provide menus in English as well as Chinese. Between two people, 100 HKD will be more than enough to get you full.
- Tim Ho WanOct 09, 2013
One of the greatest reasons to dine at Tim Ho Wan, has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that it is affordable one Michelin star dim sum, but because their in house chili sauce is none other than the highly regarded Yu Kwen Yick 余均益. This chili sauce is quite honestly "super dope ass good". You can only buy this direct from the store in Western District (well, Sai Ying Poon to be exact) and tourists foodies from Japan, China, and other places...by people in the know, get this stuff. This magic sauce makes their pan fried daikon cake (lo bak go) taste a bazillion times better. No joke...give it a spin and you will know why it is the good stuff. The owner of Tim Ho Wan knows his chili sauce!
- Tim Ho WanCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Dec 18, 2012
This is the best dim sum I've ever had, and I spent my whole life eating dim sum. It's not the prettiest spot, it's really cramped and the wait is horrendously long (about one hour), but the food cannot be beat for the price. It's one of few dim sum spots to win a Michelin star... and it's not even remotely expensive!
Put your name down and do a few laps around the block for half an hour or so. You mark down the items you want so they'll have it almost prepared for you as you walk in. Don't know what to order? Just choose everything mentioned on their window clippings.
There are other locations as well, so check to see if those are more convenient for you.
- Tim Ho WanMember ofFoodiesBackpackersAdventure TravelersDec 31, 2013
So, this place is super famous, and has a Michelin star. I doubt it's the best dim sum in Hong Kong - just happens to be famous. If you come at about 9:20, you can probably get in the first seating at 10. We ordered a bunch of stuff but only one dish really stood out: the char siu buns. Seriously, order like 10 of those and you'll be good. Everything else was pretty good but not amazing. I found a bug in a dumpling :(