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I love Tim Ho Wan. Great tim sum at affordable prices! Like everything in life that is awesome, there's gotta be a catch and at Tim Ho Wan it's the queue. Sadly, one of the things I hate most in life is waiting. Such a waste of time when we have such fleeting lives! I think of all the unproductive hours people waste in queues and it makes me want to cry!!! I do my best to avoid them... But I really do want those Baked Bun with BBQ Pork!!! They taste like perfect little bo lo baos - a pillowy sof
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I love Tim Ho Wan. Great tim sum at affordable prices! Like everything in life that is awesome, there's gotta be a catch and at Tim Ho Wan it's the queue. Sadly, one of the things I hate most in life is waiting. Such a waste of time when we have such fleeting lives! I think of all the unproductive hours people waste in queues and it makes me want to cry!!! I do my best to avoid them... But I really do want those Baked Bun with BBQ Pork!!! They taste like perfect little bo lo baos - a pillowy soft bread with a crunchy and sugary top crust which looks like a biscuit. So I go either super early (before they open) or super late (just before they close). This means having an early lunch or late dinner (9pm) but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make.

You know it's not dim sum until there's Har Gao, Siew Mai and Chee Cheong Fun (Prawn) on the table! These are a few of my favorite items for dim sum. They do it well but I wouldn't say they are lightyears ahead of their competitors here. These are pretty standard simple dishes to make and most decent dim sum places make these well too!

Service-wise, I am thoroughly impressed with the lighting speed of their servers and chefs. It's scary how efficient Chinese people are (especially those working in Chinese restaurants). The only other place I've witness such efficiency is at Ding Tai Fung. I am convinced the bottleneck is not in the kitchen or with the service... it's simply that customers cannot chew and swallow their food fast enough! Hence, the lines. Sadly, if only humans had wider esophagus and didn't feel the need to make small talk over meals. Just kidding!
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2014-02-24
Spending Per Head
$20 (Lunch)
Recommended Dishes
  • BBQ pork buns