Tim Ho Wan

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Tim Ho Wan
Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is known as the cheapest Michelin starred restaurant in the world. This small chain of dim sum restaurants is also famously known for their baked BBQ buns.

We went to the Central location, which is located inside of the Hong Kong train station. Not the most glamourous location, but it was convenient to where we were at the time.

There always seems to be a line no matter the time of day. After putting your name on the list, you can choose to look at a menu while waiting. They do have menus in English, which is always helpful.

After waiting for about 20 minutes we were seated.

Menu
Menu

You are given a menu in which you write down how many of each dish you would like.

Chicken Feet
Chicken Feet

The Braised Chicken Feet with Abalone Sauce was slightly on the salty side with a little “funk” due to the abalone. Although good, this version was just okay.

Deep Fried Pork Dumpling
Deep Fried Pork Dumpling

The Deep Fried Pork Dumplings were light and crisp on the outside, with a chewy skin and flavorful filling.

Turnip Cake
Turnip Cake

The Fried Turnip Cake was nothing extraordinary. You could have been eating this at any dim sum place in the world and it would have tasted the same.

Siu Mai
Siu Mai

The Siu Mai were sort of mis-shapen. There is ample pork and shrimp filling with a slightly chewy skin. Good but not great.

Har Gow
Har Gow

The Har Gow also looked kind of sad. The shape was not uniform and there was extra skin hanging around the sides. The filling was tasty with loads of shrimp.

Baked BBQ Bun
Baked BBQ Bun
Baked BBQ Bun
Baked BBQ Bun

The Baked BBQ Bun is the clear winner. The bun is crispy on the outside, and pillowy soft on the inside. The pastry is also on the sweeter side. There is a decent amount of filling, but was slightly on the sweet side for my taste.

Six different types of dim sum with two bottles of water cost ~$27.

I think Tim Ho Wan earned its Michelin star for the Baked BBQ Bun alone, as the rest of the dishes were average at best.

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