Saturday, 27 July 2013

Tim Ho Wan - IFC Mall

The sign
On our last day in Hongkong, we went to Tim Ho Wan (IFC Mall) - the small shop with the big name. For those who don't recognize the name, Tim Ho Wan started as a small eatery in Hongkong that served some of the best dim sum thus earning them 1 Michelin star! The husband and I have been thinking about visiting their Singapore branch that opened last March 2013 in Plaza Singapura but lining up for 3 hours to get a taste of their heavenly goodies was just too much for us.  Luckily, my mother in law suggested we go for a quick vacation in Hongkong when we go home in July. Was I excited! Not to mention seeing Ms. My Bare Cupboard and my little girl will get to experience Disneyland! :D

We got to IFC almost 10am. Good thing there was no long queue as it was a weekday and just before the lunch crowd came. It was brunch for us. :) All tables were full but we only waited for about 10 minutes to be seated as there were 8 of us. Those smaller groups got in prettily quickly.

Rice with chicken feet and pork rib
I wasn't able to try the chicken feet (because I don't eat it :D) but the pork rib is nice! I love that it's not too salty with the black beans and soft enough.

Vermicelli Roll with pig's liver
Too bad I wasn't able to try this, too. But they said it was really good. :)

Steamed pork rib & Prawn dumpling
I cannot miss out the hakaw/har gow, of course! But I had to stop myself because my allergies were acting up again. I had two of these, just pure heaven!

Steamed pork rib & vegetable dumpling

Can't remember the name hihi
For some reason, I cannot remember how these two tasted. I guess I was too busy trying to concentrate on eating and my little girl going around. I wasn't even able to taste the siew mai! Grrr.

Star of the show - the baked bun with BBQ Pork
My MIL was so smitten with the baked bun with BBQ pork. I think she had two, or three? hehe And she wanted to order more :)) I like it, too. But I guess I want more savory treats when having dim sums.

Chili oil
I was a bit surprised that their chili oil doesn't have any chilis in it! I thought it would be the usual chilis in oil, but it wasn't. Still it was a great complement to the dim sums!

Some items I wasn't able to take photo of were the Pork Dumpling with Shrimp (Siew Mai), Spring Roll with Egg White and

The next time we can go for a visit, I'd want to be able to try everything!

Tim Ho Wan
Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station
Podium Level 1, IFC Mall
Central, Hong Kong

Telephone: 2332 3078
Website: Tim Ho Wan
Facebook: Tim Ho Wan


  1. Nag serve pala sila paa ng manok:) yes, I remember those days when we buy chicken feets to make chicken broth:)

  2. Ohh.. I missed chicken feet adobo tuloy. It's been years since the last time I ate it. I think I'm going to request my tita (best cook for adobo) to prepare it for me. Yum!

  3. Glad to know all 8 of you were accommodated for a hearty brunch! :)

  4. When will I see you again , guys ?! lol Two thumbs up for baked char siu buns ! The price is hard to beat as well :D

  5. i loved the chicken feet sis...

    visiting from BC Blogger's linky..

    I have a new site sis, do we mind if we link exchange?

  6. How was your trip to HK? Dito sa atin ilang araw ng bumabagyo and the damage is extensive. Hope to see your HK escapade soon! :)

  7. Hey hey hey, chicken feet?, come on ! :) you are missing out:)

  8. I was just talking to my cousin the other day about visiting HK again. I truly missed that place cos I used to work there. Ohh.. never been to Tim Ho Wan tho. Dami ko pa talagang dapat i-explore sa HK!

  9. Wow... whenever I see a mo mo basket, I know good food is on the way.