hubs, Y and i were quite pleased with ourselves! at 8:30 am, we were the first people in line waiting for tim ho wan’s latest location in the IFC to open up. that particular shop has opening hours of 9 am – 9 pm. we didn’t see a 2nd table show up until 8:50 am, and by the time we finished eating at around 10 am, there was a waiting list of about 2-3 tables deep. all of this is a vast improvement from the original mongkok location that purportedly has a wait time of 2-3 hours.
tim ho wan, started by former Lung King Heen chef Pui Gor, is a no-frills dim sum specialty house. it isn’t one of those fancy dim sum parlours, where the dumplings are made to resemble bunnies, swans, carp, etc. it also isn’t the sort of place with finely pressed linens, and a 100+ type of teas tea menu. what it is, is tasty, flavorful and cheap. they do their classic dim sum, i.e. chicken feet, roast pork buns, etc., well, and in fact, many times we gasped that “this was the best XYZ, we ever ate.”
so here we go…here’s the photo log of what we gorged on at tim ho wan:
we also ordered a malay cake (steamed cake) which was delicious and one of their signature dishes. unfortunately, i forgot to get the photo!
Tim Ho Wan @ IFC
Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall) , Central
9am-9pm; reservations not taken
Tel: 2332 3078