Saturday, April 4, 2015

Tim Ho Wan 添好運 Dim Sum, Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po and Central

Tim Ho Wan is a rather famous Hong Kong Dim Sum eatery.  They have a few outlets in Hong Kong, and the outlet at Sham Shui Po won a Michelin Star in 2010.  The owner, Mak Kwai Pui, was the ex-head of Dim Sum at Four Season's Hotel Lung Keen Hin restaurant.  Thanks to him, Hong Kong people now have high quality Dim Sum at a reasonable price.

On our arrival in Hong Kong (via FlyScoot), we took the City Bus A21 from Hong Kong International Airport to Eaton Hotel (380 Nathan Road).  We could check in but our rooms were not ready.  So we left our bags at the Concierge and took a taxi to Tim Ho Wan at Sham Shui Po.  They are on Fuk Wing Street.  The cab fare was less than HK$50.

Here is a video of our Tim Ho Wan experience at Fuk Wing.

Some of the food we had at the Fuk Wing Branch (which is the branch with the Michelin Star)

The famous Char Siew Bun with a crispy crust. Tasted very good indeed.  This is arguably their most famous dish.
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This was also very good.  Char Siew Cheong Fun.  Very yummy.
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Do not underestimate the crowds at this place.  Thankfully, we arrived early and got a seat quickly. On our way out, this was the queue.
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On another trip to Hong Kong, we flew via Tiger Airways (see blog post for flight review).  This time, we went to Tim Ho Wan at Sham Shui Po without the kids, for dinner rather than brunch.  Here is the video of our dining experience.

This video shows you how to walk to Tim Ho Wan 添好運 Sham Shui Po branch from the Hong Kong MTR Sham Shui Po station.

Tim Ho Wan - Central
A day later, after visiting Ocean Park Hong Kong, we ate at Tim Ho Wan, Central. This is a video of our experience.

The outlet at Central was not easy to find.  My wife had to ask around and we got a bit lost, but ultimately we found it.  The address said IFC mall, but it wasn't in the mall.  Rather, it was on the way to the Airport Express.  You have go down a set of escalators, which point you to Airport Express.

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These are the lines outside the outlet.  You have to register and take a queue number.  Meanwhile, you can decide what to order.
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Tried the Glutonious Rice. Very large serving and very filling. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Overall, we had high quality and relatively inexpensive Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan. Having tried 2 outlets, I think the quality is about the same, though the outlet at Sham Shui Po felt a bit more authentic. We would definitely dine at Tim Ho Wan again when we go to Hong Kong. Thanks for reading!

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