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Tom Ho Won, Hong Kong [Split from Ontario board]

Charles Yu Aug 11, 2013 07:05 PM

Hello Teep!
If you by chance visit Hong Kong with your Mother in the future. Take her to the Michelin 1* Tim Ho Won. I'm sure she'll be amazed to see patrons lining up outside the restaurant at 8 or later in the evening for Har Gow, Siu Mai, Char Siu Bao and more!!! In fact my first visit to this 'cheapest Michelin star restaurant on earth' was at night!!

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  1. Teep RE: Charles Yu Aug 11, 2013 07:23 PM

    Haha thanks for the tip Charles!

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      smfan RE: Charles Yu Aug 11, 2013 07:34 PM

      I tried the Tim Ho Won in North Point last year. And found some of the dim sum mushy.

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        Charles Yu RE: smfan Aug 11, 2013 08:12 PM

        Only tried the two 'star' branches in Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok. And they were OK!

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          plug RE: smfan Aug 14, 2013 01:17 PM

          i too went to the mong kok location and thought everything we ordered (which i think was one of everything) was pretty spot on.

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            smfan RE: plug Aug 14, 2013 05:15 PM

            The owner was on a TV show last year and said he monitored the dim sum at those 2 branches. I guess North Point branch has different dim sum chefs. What do you think about their tea?

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          klyeoh RE: Charles Yu Aug 15, 2013 08:43 AM

          People queued for up to 2.5 hours to get into Tim Ho Wan's Singapore branch. Such is its reputation.

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            Charles Yu RE: klyeoh Aug 15, 2013 09:21 AM

            This was taken at the Sham Shui Po branch around 8 at night. One can see people still waiting outside for a seat to eat 'Dim Sum DINNER'!!

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              klyeoh RE: Charles Yu Aug 15, 2013 04:31 PM

              Charles, remember those times during our younger days when dim sum is essentially a breakfast item?
              The famous eateries in Singapore's Chinatown like Nam Tong will be opened by 4.30am, as dim sum will be served to blue-collar workers who started work very early in the mornings.

              These days, we're talking dim sum breakfast, lunch and, now, dinner!!

          2. PhilD RE: Charles Yu Aug 15, 2013 04:28 PM

            It's really really popular because its really really really cheap. The dim sum is good for the price point but its not really great dim sum. For really good dim sum you need to pay more - that is the way HK tends to work.

            I grab take away from the IFC branch most weeks - it takes approx 5 mins - but tend to go elsewhere for a decent sit down lunch.

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              NilesCable RE: PhilD Aug 17, 2013 07:25 AM

              You are right, but of course for its price range it really is top notch. I had dim sum for double price not that good, but if you go to high end dim sum, of course the ingredients should be that much better.

            2. s0memale RE: Charles Yu Aug 19, 2013 10:47 AM

              Having recently moved back to Hong Kong I find myself visiting Tim Ho Wan quite often, all hours of the day sometimes even at 9pm. It's not the greatest, but it's very consistent. I find myself going back because ive never had a bad meal there. It's good quality for a very affordable price (note I've only been to the Olympic branch).

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                Charles Yu RE: s0memale Aug 19, 2013 11:46 AM

                So you are now a Hong Kong hound and no longer a toronto hound!! TO dining scene going to miss you!!

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