Following the KL Food Hunt, we extended our hunt to a further destination – Hong Kong. A place well-known for their gastronomic food, hence we decided to plan our trip with the aim of trying as many Michelin Starred Restaurant as possible within the short trip (we are an ambitious bunch aren’t we?!)
Tim Ho Wan (添好運) is possibly the World’s Cheapest Michelin Starred Restaurant. No kidding. This humble Dim Sum restaurant have 2 outlets, main store at Mong Kok and a 2nd outlet at Sham Shui Po. It was said that the stores have perpetual long queues. Thou the Sham Shui Po is the 2nd outlet, it was said that they were awarded One Michelin star within 6 mths of opening! So we were pretty lucky to reach the Sham Shui Po outlet at ard 9PM and happy to see that there’s NO QUEUE.
Yes 9PM & we are having DIM SUM cos that’s the 1st item on our trip itinerary upon getting off our flight!
Most of their signature dishes are printed on the placemats. Their most famous signature dish is the Baked Bun with Barbecued Pork. (bottom of pix below) The warm, crispy & soft skin filled with the sweet caramelised minced char siew is a heavenly combination.
Another of their signature dish is the Pan Fried Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕) which has a very soft & smooth texture. The third recommended dish is the Glutinous Rice with Chicken (糯米雞).
Some of the other dishes are: Deep Fried Glutinous Dumpling (咸水角), Steam beefball with beancurd skin.
Of course we had to try the other typical dim sum dishes like the Chee Cheong Fun (there’s an option with Pig’s Liver but we chose the one with Prawns instead), Har Gow (Prawn Dumplings) and Siew Mai.
We also ordered a plate of fried noodles and a plate of cabbage (just to make sure we get our daily intake of veg).
Overall its well-worth the visit and now for the grand total bill (to prove that its possibly the cheapest Michelin Starred Restaurant). *drum roll*
For all that we’ve eaten, it adds up to HK$150 (ard S$24)~!
Definitely recommended to give it a try but factor in the queue time (ard 1hr) if you are heading there during the day time.
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