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Tim Ho Wan opens latest branch in Hong Kong Station
Will the dim sum royalty with plebeian prices become Central's next big lunch restaurant?
Tim Ho Wan, we didn't think we could possibly love you anymore than we already do.
The tremendously popular and affordable dim sum restaurant that first opened in Mong Kok, then spawned a second branch in Sham Shui Po, finally opened last week under the IFC mall in Central.
We love that we can now get the excellent, addictive dim sum on both sides of Victoria Harbour.
Opened by a former Lung King Heen chef known as Pui Gor, Tim Ho Wan was an immediate hit. The high quality dishes were a steal, averaging HK$50 per person for a meal.
By 2009, the dim sum joint was crowned with a Michelin star, making it the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the city.
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The Tim Ho Wan at the IFC is located in Hong Kong Station, under the mall. Given the prime location, the dim sum is slightly more expensive here than other branches.
Their signature pastry buns stuffed with barbecue pork cost HK$18 here, compared to the Mong Kok branch's $14.
But can the dim sum expert maintain its quality while expanding across Hong Kong?
When Tim Ho Wan opened in Sham Shui Po, it at first did not receive many favorable reviews from diners. This latest branch in Central only has two reviews on Openrice so far, one negative and one positive.
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Have you been to the new Tim Ho Wan in the IFC mall? What did you think? Pass judgement in the comments box below.
Tim Ho Wan at Hong Kong Station
Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station, Central
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