Have you been dying to eat at a Michelin-starred restaurant but feel that it’s out of your price range? Worry no more. A small “hole-in-the-wall” named Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong has been awarded it’s first Michelin star. They serve rice, noodles, dim sum, steamed dumplings, pork buns and other typical Southern Chinese cuisine.
The restaurant was opened by Mak Pui Gor, who was previously the dim sum chef at the three Michelin-starred restaurant Lung King Heen in the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.
The most expensive dish on the menu, a noodle dish, will run you about $5. An entire meal for two can be had for under $10. Because of it’s accolades and the fact that the dim sum is made-to-order, the wait can be upwards of an hour so be prepared to wait (one person decided to eat his ticket rather than wait).
Now the only problem is getting there. Tack on $1000 (which isn’t too bad) for your flight from JFK International to Hong Kong International and you’re still in the price range of some dinners at a few other Michelin rated restaurants.
Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum Expert (添好運點心專門店)
Address: G/F, Phase 2, Tsui Yuen Mansion, 2-20 Kwong Wa St, Mong Kok
(take exit A2 of Yau Ma Tei MRT station, its directly opposite Paradise Parade)
Phone: 2332 2896
Hours: Daily 10am-11pm