Sham Shui Po area has quite a few hobby shops which we dropped by but ended up not buying much due to a surprising lack of interesting items for sale.
Since we were within the vicinity of one of the more famous dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong, we thought to join in the fun as well. I mean, having dim sum in HK was often touted as a different experience than the one in KL. We shall see.
Here are the list of branches where you could also enjoy THW’s dim sum. I agree that the waiting list for this Sham Shui Po restaurant isn’t too long but then again, we went there at around 4 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon, when most people would have already had their midday meal earlier.
I could see clear usage of Engrish on this order form.
This place is slightly less hectic than the coffee shops around HK but as I’ve mentioned above, it was already quite late in the afternoon and most customers usually ordered something light like THW baked bun with BBQ pork and so on. Dim sum also typified a light snack and is not necessarily a filling one at that.
Here’s what we ordered:
Steamed fresh shrimp dumplings
Steamed pork dumplings with shrimp
Congee with pork and preserved egg
Glutinous rice with chicken. As you can see, the THW version calls for the glutinous rice mass to encapsulate the chicken and mushroom contents instead of the Malaysian version where every ingredient is mixed around messily.
Baked bun with BBQ pork. Very tasty. We ordered two batches (3 buns each) and came away satisfied as the crust is buttery and crisp but the insides are still warm.
Tonic medlar and petal cake. Whatever that means, these three pieces of jelly isn’t enough for sure!
The dim sum prices at Tim Ho Wan are affordable although I must say that the shrimp dumplings are a disappointment. The saving grace were the glutinous rice chicken and the smashing BBQ pork buns. My dad, who is a finicky eater even went so far to say that the Metro Park Hotel dim sum is even better than those at THW. Slightly exaggerated I should say, but I’m not totally for THW for now. Maybe next time?