eat for a song in hong kong
Having read some of the best imaginable list of dim sum dishes, I look forward to spending a few dollars at the Michelin star Tim howan restaurant, located in the heart of Kowloon district, Hong Kong.
But this restaurant is not a Michelin star restaurant.
The interior decoration of the restaurant is very basic, the atmosphere is very casual, the staff is very friendly, wearing a green lime green polo shirt, the dim sum here is really special.
Not only delicious-
For Tim Ho Wan, this is the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world, an amazing honor.
Dim sum is a staple food in China-Hong Kong is a part of China.
Since being handed over by the British in 1997.
Dim sum, usually part of a breakfast or long lazy lunch, is essentially a large amount of snacks eaten collectively by Chinese families and served with a small cup of herbal oolong tea.
Our waitress could hardly bring the dishes to our table fast enough.
Under the weight of countless baskets of steamed shrimp dumplings, beef, mushrooms and fried spring rolls with satay sauce, steamed pork dumplings, it seems to drooping quickly, fan rolls filled with BBQ pork, even steamed chicken feet with black bean sauce.
This is the ultimate Asian comfort food, although comfort becomes a fully formed pleasure when the bill comes in.
The four of us ate a total of 13.
Yes, you read it right.
This is a Michelin-starred restaurant with a price of less than 3: 50.
The restaurant opened in 2008. Tim howan mai pi Gore, the owner and chef, used to be a dim sum chef at Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, and later opened his own restaurant.
Now, it is very successful, opening a second branch in Kowloon and a third one scheduled to open later this year at the nearby Hong Kong Island Centre.
Mak told me through a translator: \"I never thought about getting all these awards . \".
\"I just want to open up a place where locals can afford it.
Now people are willing to queue up for three hours to get in.
\"The original \'Tim Ho wan \'only holds 20 people, which requires patience-you will most likely queue up for dinner on weekends (
They do not accept advance bookings)
But the food was delicious and cheap and worth waiting.