Finding Tim Ho Wan, best Dim Sum in HK!

Tim Ho Wan - Queuing Up.

Call me exaggerated but Tim Ho Wan has the best dim sum I’ve ever tried. It’s worthy of the Michelin star. It’s a long wait. The restaurant (like a hole in the wall) is opened at 10am, but if you want to get a place to sit, be there by 915am – to queue. I was there at 920am and I was the last one to get a table when the door opened. If you missed the first batch of entry, you will have to wait until 1030am or so. And btw, it was a Thursday when I went.

While you are waiting, they will give you a menu chit where you just select the items you want to order. When you’ve gotten a table, quickly hand over the chit to them, or it could take a while longer to get your food.

Anyway, to get to Tim Ho Wan is very simple. Here it is:

Getting There

  1. Take Exit A2 at Yau Ma Tei MTR station.
  2. When you exit the station at street level, turn backwards to Pitt Street, which is like a few steps away. Turn right on Nathan Road. Landmark:, you will see  KFC/7-11 at this turn.
  3. Walk until you see Bee Cheng Hiang on your right, then turn right into Dundas Street.
  4. Walk down this road until almost the end of the road. You will come to a fork. Take left fork onto Kwong Fa Street. Tim Ho Wan is just a few doors away on your right. Opposite it is a carpark entrance.

Suggest items to order:

  1. Pig liver cheung fan
  2. Char siew pau
  3. Beef meatballs
  4. Lor bak kou
  5. Teochew fun guo
  6. Ham siu gok (deep fried glutinous rice dumpling)

Tim Ho Wan
G/F, Phase 2, Tsui Yuen Mansion,
2-20 Kwong Wa Street,

Opening hours: 10 am to 11pm.


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