Tim Ho Wan originated in Hong Kong. It gained instant popularity after it was awarded a Michelin Star. Most Michelin starred-restaurants are very expensive and Tim Ho Wan is the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. Now, Tim Ho Wan is in Singapore and Philippines. Yipee! Do not be surprised if you find a long queue outside the restaurant. Yes, they are that popular. While waiting in line, you will be given a paper for you to tick what you want to order.
Tim Ho Wan which means “Add Good Luck” have the 4 Big Heavenly King Dim Sum: the Baked Buns with BBQ Pork, Vermicelli Roll stuffed with Pork Liver, Pan Fried Turnip Cake and Steamed Egg Cake. We only ordered two from the 4 Big Heavenly, the BBQ Pork, and Steamed Egg Cake.
BAKED BUN WITH BBQ PORK
You may think of siopao or pork pandesal but not really. This dish is uniquely special. It comes in set of three. My hubby and I got one set each. The bun is no other. It has a bit of milky sweetness and the texture is more crumbly and crisp. And inside that yummy crisp bun contains a salty-sweet warm barbecue pork shreds. I can’t stop praising this dish because it is heavenly and highly addicting.
STEAMED EGG CAKE
I was surprised that I like this cake. It is very fluffy and light. I tastes more like an interesting coffee sponge cake with a hint of caramel. It looks bland but it wasn’t. We ate it using a chopstick.
We ordered two more dishes that is not included in the 4 Big Heavenly.
PORK DUMPLINGS WITH SHRIMPS
My husband and I are always in a look-out for good pork dumplings or siomai (spelled siew mai here in Singapore). I don’t know if we have reached our destination and not going any farther in our search. But we believed this is one of the best, if not the best dumplings, we have tasted so far. You can tell that they didn’t use extenders to add bulk to the dumplings. It is all pork and shrimps. It comes in a set of four. It is very satisfying.
SPRINGROLLS WITH EGGWHITE
I love me some spring rolls. Yeah! This deep-fried goodness is cooked just right without making it greasy. It is crisp and not soggy. Though the filling is not purely meat but rather some egg whites only but I am fine with it.
This is definitely a restaurant me and my hubby would keep coming back to. I highly recommend you all to try it whether you are in Hong Kong , Singapore or Philippines.
#01-29 Plaza Singapura
The Atrium @ Orchard
68 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6251 2000