Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Personal Report: The famous Michelin-starred dimsum specialist restaurant from Hong Kong Tim Ho Wan has already had its grand open in Hibiya Tokyo Japan!

Tim Ho Wan is a famous Michelin starred dim sum specialist restaurant from Hong Kong. It is popular and well-known as the “world’s most inexpensive Michelin starred restaurant” which offers the “authentic taste” at a reasonable price.
Nowadays, its restaurants are all over the world. 

On April 2018, it had its grand open in Hibiya, Tokyo, Japan.
One of my friends from Hong Kong always complains that she really wants to eat some authentic Cantonese food and Cantonese dim sum dishes (especially Hong-Kong-style food) in Japan. Therefore, I invited her to visit this newly open Tim Ho Wan together. It seems that she likes this restaurant. 😏😎😗

It is said that in holidays, you need to get prepared for a 3-hr queue. Indeed, we were waiting for about 2.5 hours that day. At this stage, they do not accept reservations. If you do not want to queue for a long time, you may go to the 'Take Out' corner to buy their famous 'Baked BBQ Pork Buns (3 pieces)'(酥皮焗叉烧包). However, even for the take-out pork buns, you need to wait for some minutes and each person can only buy a maximum of 6 pieces each time. 

The interior and the toilets are quite clean. Cantonese songs are played in the restaurant. On each table, chopsticks, tissue paper and some sauces etc. are provided. Besides that, a hot pot of tea is served at each table. That day, Pu'er tea was served for us. Unlike the local Hong Kong Yum Cha culture, here, the staff does not ask you what kind of tea you want to drink, and you do not need to wash your eating tools with hot water or tea.

You just need to fill in the order list and give it to the staff. Then, wait for the dishes. Simple order method!

This time, two of us have ordered the following 7 dishes:
・Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gao)
・Steamed Pork Dumplings with shrimp (Siu Mai)
・Steamed Bean Curd with Pork and Shrimp
・Baked BBQ Pork Buns 3 pieces
・Deep Fried Vegetable Spring Roll (Lo Han Jai)
・Steamed Rice with Pork Spare Ribs
・Steamed Plain Rice Roll

Baked BBQ Pork Buns  3 pieces
It is a bit different from the traditional Cantonese-style steamed pork buns. The texture and the taste are quite interesting, but still very delicious. Since this is one of the signature dishes for Tim Ho Wan, if you do not have particular reasons to resist, it is worth trying at least for one time. 

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gao)

Steamed Pork Dumplings with shrimp (Siu Mai)

These 2 dishes are very tasty. Personally, highly recommended!👍
Next time, I will definitely order them again.

Steamed Bean Curd with Pork and Shrimp

Steamed Rice with Pork Spare Ribs

These 2 dishes have a thick sauce. The looks and the tastes are quite good.

Deep Fried Vegetable Spring Roll (Lo Han Jai)
Both the deep-frying flavor and the taste are quite authentic. You may also try to add some Worcester sauce (being placed on the table) to make out another flavor. 

Steamed Plain Rice Roll
It looks quite authentic. The thickness and the softness make a good match. After the staff serves this dish onto your table, he immediately pours the sweet soy sauce around the rice rolls. Adding the chilli sauce may help you make out another flavor. Next time, I will try the Steamed Rice Roll with BBQ Pork. The reason is very simple. The BBQ pork is tasty, the rice roll is tasty, then there should be no reasons that the Steamed Rice Roll with BBQ Pork is not tasty.✌😬😏😊

Overall, the actual food does not look very different from the pictures shown on the menu. Both the looks and the tastes of the dishes are amazing. Even this restaurant is a Michelin-starred restaurant, its cost performance is quite excellent.  😎 Personally, I will visit this restaurant again (but do not want to wait for such a long time😏)

Tim Ho Wan  Hibiya

Address1F Hibiya Chante, 1-2-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
AccessJR Yamanote Line, Yurakucho Station, Hibiya Exit
Metro Hibiya Line, Hibiya Station, Exit A4/A5
Metro Chiyoda Line, Hibiya Station, Exit A13
Metro Ginza Line and Metro Marunouchi Line, Ginza Station, Exit C1
Metro Yurakucho Line, Yurakucho Station
Toei Mita Line, Hibiya Station
* We do not accept reservations at Tim Ho Wan Hibiya.
Business Hours11:00am~11:00pm(LO 10:00pm)
HolidaysNo holidays, 7 days a week open (except facility inspection day)

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