Tim Ho Wan Sham Shui Po Hong Kong Branch – Michelin Star for Cheap

           To be honest, I have not tried Tim Ho Wan here in Manila but I’ve heard a lot  of good reviews about it from friends. So, I made sure to include Tim Ho Wan in our Hong Kong itinerary. A Michelin-starred restaurant that would not put a hole in my pocket seemed like too good to pass up. Plus, I wanted to try their original branch, of course.

         Well, according to some articles online, Tim Ho Wan’s original branch in Mongkok closed down in 2013 due to spiraling rent. Therefore, the oldest existing branch is in Sham Shui Po. Reportedly, the Sham Shui Po branch serves the best food among all Tim Ho Wan branches according to locals. Sham Shui Po is also on the way to Hong Kong Disneyland, so I thought, it would be perfect to eat breakfast there before going to see Mickey.

         From Golden Crown Guesthouse, we walked to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station and boarded the MTR bound for Tsuen Wan on the Tsuen Wan Line. We alighted at Sham Shui Po MTR Station (5 stations away from Tsim Sha Tsui). Travel time was around 11 minutes. Fare was HKD6.2/adult and HKD3.2/child using On-Loan Octopus Card. (To see estimated journey times and MTR fares, use the Train Trip Planner here: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/main/index.html ).

       Upon alighting at Sham Shui Po MTR Station, we took Exit B2. Then, we walked forward to the direction of Fuk Wa Street. We crossed Fuk Wa Street and continued on to Fuk Wing Street. We then turned right to Fuk Wing Street (Don’t cross Fuk Wing Street). Then, we walked four blocks along Fuk Wing Street until we saw a big sign with green Chinese characters. This sign is right in front of Tim Ho Wan Sham Shui Po branch. It was a 10-minute leisurely walk from Sham Shui Po MTR Exit B2 to Tim Ho Wan.

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The yellow stars indicate the locations of Sham Shui Po MTR Station Exit B2 and Tim Ho Wan. From Exit B2, walk straight to Fuk Wa Street. Cross Fuk Wa Street and continue toward Fuk Wing Street. Don’t cross Fuk Wing Street. Instead, turn right. Walk four blocks along Fuk Wing Street until you reach a big sign with green Chinese characters. You’ll find Tim Ho Wan on the right. 10-minute walk.

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This big sign with green Chinese characters is right in front of Tim Ho Wan along Fuk Wing Street.

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Facade of Tim Ho Wan

 

          We arrived at Tim Ho Wan at 8:30 am, Wednesday, and were seated immediately. We were served hot tea and given a sheet of paper and a pencil. Written on the paper is the menu with corresponding prices (in English). We wrote the number of orders on the side of everything we wished to try and gave the paper to the server. Service was quick. In less than ten minutes, they started serving our food.

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Inside Tim Ho Wan at 8:30 in the morning, Wednesday. Almost all tables occupied but still no queue outside.

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The menu checklist. Prices range from HKD10 to HKD26.

 

          We ordered one each of the following: Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (HKD18, three pieces per order), Steamed pork dumplings with shrimp (HKD26, four pieces per order), Pan-fried turnip cake (HKD15, three slices per order) and Glutinous rice dumpling (HKD26). We were charged HKD2/head for the hot tea. Total of HKD93 for three adults and one child. At first I thought we ordered too little, but we actually got quite full because the glutinous rice dumpling was filling.

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Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (HKD18, three pieces per order)

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Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (HKD18, three pieces per order). Yummy!

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Steamed pork dumplings with shrimp (HKD26, four pieces per order)

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Pan-fried turnip cake (HKD15, three slices per order)

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Glutinous rice dumpling (HKD26)

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Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (HKD18, three pieces per order), Steamed pork dumplings with shrimp (HKD26, four pieces per order), Pan-fried turnip cake (HKD15, three slices per order), Glutinous rice dumpling (HKD26) and hot tea (HKD2/head). Total bill HKD93. Good for 3 adults and 1 child.

 

          Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan in Sham Shui Po is not at all sosyal (classy) unlike what its Manila counterpart seems like. It looks just like any typical neighborhood restaurant. Food is great. Service is fast. Definitely cheap and value for money especially in Hong Kong where even street food is expensive. Thumbs up!

Complete address: G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

Opening Hours Update as of July 16, 2016: It seems that Tim Ho Wan Sham Shui Po has changed its opening hours to 10:00 am – 9:30 pm everyday.

Thanks for reading!:)

Up Next: Hong Kong Disneyland

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Golden Crown Guesthouse, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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2 comments

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi. When we went there, opening time was still 8:00 am and we were able to get a table immediately when we arrived at 8:30 am on a Wednesday. It seems they already changed their opening hours to 10:00 am – 9:30 pm everyday. 🙂

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