Tim Ho Wan, the Dim Sum Specialists

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Eating at Tim Ho Wan, the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, was near the top of our Hong Kong to-do list and, oh my gosh, it did not disappoint! We walked through a quiet residential part of Mongkok to get there, full of textile shops and little parks. The queue is often hours long, but we arrived at 10:30 am and we didn’t have to wait.

Tim Ho Wan restaurant

We were greeted with tea, I got to work on our order form and we settled on six dishes.

girl filling out dim sum order sheet

The cha sui bao are what most people come here for. Quite different from any others I’ve had, these were baked rather than steamed, with a crisp sugary coating.

cha sui bao

Other highlights were the turnip cake, prawn dumplings, vermicelli rolls and, well actually it was all pretty great!

prawn dumplings

dumplings and chopsticks

turnip cake

table of dim sum

The meal came to 121 HKD (£9), a bargain for six dim sum dishes and tea. It was one of the cheapest meals we had in Hong Kong, and one of the best.

Tim Ho Wan, the Dim Sum Specialists, 9 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

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