Monday, 29 July 2013

Tim Ho Wan

This rave about Tim Ho Wan (添好运), coming all the way from Hong Kong to Singapore attracted positive and negative feedbacks, as most patrons tend to compare with their parent shop. I have yet to visit Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong before, and thus, my review are based on general dim sum eateries in Singapore.

Reached there around 0910 hours, and there is already a small queue.

They do not take any reservations, so please ensure all attendees are present before they can let you in. So as to say, even if there is a long queue, there is still a "legal" chance to cut the queue :)

You can refer to the menu board given to you while in the queue. Instead of ordering after seated, decide on your items before taken to your seat can hasten the food "delivery" process! Not a long range of items though.

If you are still confused in deciding, head straight for their "Big 4 Heavenly Kings" first!

First Heavenly King, Steamed Egg Cake ($3.80). It comes in one big piece, and has a little sticky and fluffy taste.

Second Heavenly King, Vermicelli Roll with Pig's Liver ($5.50) on the left. On the right is their normal Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp ($5.50). Their vermicelli rolls are served plain with the "highlight", but soya sauce will be poured upon served to your table.

Pigs's Liver certainly lose to the Shrimp one. It feels kinda weird though, eating the former. But the shrimp is crunchy!

Third Heavenly King, Baked Bun with BBQ Pork ($4.50). I truly love this baked bun. Sweet taste, and bun is soft. Although different from the usual white fluffy BBQ bun, the bun is still soft to bite. Fillings not too stingy either :)

Fourth Heavenly King, Pan Fried Carrot Cake ($4.50). This is the least favorite of all four, in my opinion. I prefer to have my carrot cake texture a little harder, resulting in a little springy effect. But this is certainly too soft and mushy to my liking...

Here's to the normal dim sums.

Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($5.00), served in one big piece. Pretty like this!

Pork Dumpling with Shrimp ($5.00). Our usual "烧卖", also known as Siew Mai.

Prawn Dumpling ($4.00).

Dumpling Teochew Style ($4.00). Clueless about this, I ordered.. and regretted. Something like vegetable dumpling?

Last item, Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp ($5.50). Not the best I have eaten, so fare probably a pass only..

Not really a failing rate, in my opinion. But definitely not worth the queue for hours as claimed by most patrons. I do not mind going early but if a long queue has formed, I would rather give it a miss.

My take? Be early, and ensure all attendees are present to lessen queing time :)

Tim Ho Wan

68 Orchard Road
#01-29A Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839

Tel: (65) 6251 2000

Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs: 1000 - 2200 hours
Fri - Sun & PH: 0900 - 2200 hours

*Last order at 2130 hours


  1. I thought the Steamed Egg Cake is yellow in colour, quite surprise to see yours is chocolate brown.

  2. I have tried the PS Branch when it first opened but was disappointed by the taste judging from the very long wait in the queue and the price we paid. I feel that the Toa Payoh branch tasted better and the wait was alot shorter!

    Also, I like the photos you have taken there - they are gorgeous!

    For my version of the review, pls visit: :)

    1. I have yet to visit the Toa Payoh outlet.. Guess I should soon :) Anyway, thanks for your compliment!