One star dim sum – Tim Ho Wan
I have the distinct feeling of being late in my body – a feeling which I despise. Jetlagged and sleep deprived we pass a local market with butchers chopping up frogs, fish in basins and fresh produce lined up along the road, but we’re hardly noticing the (for us) exotic setting.
We’re in Hong Kong hunting down dim sum. Since the Michelin guide sprinkled stars over Hong Kong and Macau, Tim Ho Wan’s secret has been revealed to hungry tourists and I’m afraid of we’ll end up at the back of a notorious hour long queue.
I knew it! We’re late. There is a horde of people in front of the small shop already. We’re given a number and take a walk around the block. I’ve read it’s important to be alert, though waiting times can be up to two hours.
We check back every 20 minutes and after 1½ hour it’s our turn to enter this tiny 1* restaurant covering around 25 seats.
We ordered a range of different dim sum.
Thin translucent skin and sweet shrimps.
Shumai with great deep flavor.
BBQ pork buns
The pork buns had a crispy surface and a sweet, soft and greasy filling. Delicious!
I am huge dim sum fan and given the poor selection in Denmark I am easily pleased. The dim sum was fresh and tasty. Extraordinary? I wouldn’t be able to say as my dim sum knowledge is limited. Worth the wait? Yes, I’d go again.
Visited: October 2011
Estimated price: 20 HK$
Tim Ho Wan
2-8 Kwong Wah St.
Mong Kok, Hong Kong