I missed my chance dining at Hong Kong’s Tim Ho Wan when I was there in 2011. Who knew they would open a branch right here in Kuala Lumpur? With just less than a month after its opening in Mid Valley City, I braved the loooong-ish queue to get a taste of the famous dim sum from this Hong Kong’s Michelin Star restaurant. I went with very high expectation since I’ve heard good reviews of their dim sum in Hong Kong.
I started queuing around 10.05am with at least 40 persons in front of me (4 rows). Got seated around 10.50am. That’s 45 minutes of queuing. Not bad I would say for mid morning Saturday.
A notice for the patrons. Yes, you must have all your gang present before they can give you a table.
Here are what we ordered. Photos taken weren’t the best because I want to quickly wallop those dim sum before it gets cold.
Uhmm looks a bit unappetizing because of the way the dim sum is presented. Taste is not bad. This dumpling Teochew style @ RM7.80 has peanuts and I can’t remember what else. Mind was flying around because of the noisy atmosphere.
Lastly we ordered this dessert called tonic medlar and osmanthus cake @ RM6.80. This jelly is very aromatic (from the osmanthus) and fresh. This sweetness is just perfect. Another star dish from Tim Ho Wan.
Some of the dim sum come in 3 pieces instead of 4, so if you have four person it’ll be a pity if one has to miss out on the food. You can request a plastic knife from the waiter.
10 dishes with 4 x Chinese tea bring the total to be RM125.95. First time I had dim sum this expensive. 😀
With that kind of price I paid for the food here, I expected a more upscale decoration & furniture. Thankfully the stool were comfy. The loud music and noises from the patrons can be quite intimidating. But then it also symbolizes how ‘wong’ (good business) this restaurant is.
How would I judge the food? There are some hits and many misses. Go for baked bun with BBQ pork and tonic medlar and osmanthus cake. You’ll thank me later. As for the misses, I hope they can improve the quality. Will I be back? Yes, as I’ve got a few more dishes I didn’t get to taste. Truthfully, I am rather disappointed with the overall food. My mom and dad likewise.
Tim Ho Wan
27-G, Ground Floor, The Boulevard,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2201 5081
Doesn’t take reservation.
Monday – Friday: 10am-10pm (last order 9.30pm)
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: 8am-10pm (last order 9.30pm)