Praised as the world's cheapest one-Michelin-star restaurant, Tim Ho Wan is certainly one of the best places in Hong Kong, if not in the whole world, to enjoy sensationally tasty dim sum and dumplings at unbelievably affordable prices, if only you are willing to wait as long as it takes to get a table in this tiny eatery.
The mind and soul behind Tim Ho Wan is Chef Mak, who used to work for some of the finest Cantonese restaurants around, including three-Michelin-starred Lung King Heen, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Central, and decided to open his own business, with the philosophy of serving the same delectable dim sums at very reasonable prices.
Recommended dishes include Barbecued pork pastry buns (must try), as well as Rice roll stuffed with shrimp, Steamed chicken feet with black bean sauce, Steamed shrimp dumplings (Har gow), Pan fried turnip cake and Steamed pork dumplings with shrimp (Siew Mai).
As already mentioned, prices are very moderate: You probably won't spend more than HK$ 100 for a decent feast.
Tip: Try to be here at as early as 10am and take a number, so you can come back later (after strolling through Ladies' Market) and walk in without having to wait for too long.
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2-8 Kwong Wah Street, Mong Kok (a left turn from Dundas Street - Just a short stroll from Ladies' Market)
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