Tim Ho Wan has been all the rage in Singapore. The queue at Plaza Singapura for the first few weeks was so long one needs to wait for hours to go in. I finally was able to try their food when I decided to visit this outlet at Toa Payoh when I heard they opened. Priority were given to ERA agents (not surprising, since Tim Ho Wan is owned by Hersing Corporation, who owns ERA as well) and that the rest will have to wait at the join-in queue (on a Saturday there weren’t much ERA agents around).
The Glutinous Rice Dumpling took me by surprise. My initial thoughts before having it that the glutinous rice taste, being infused with the lotus leaf’s fragrance will overpower the taste of the ingredients inside. The ones here is a strong combination of tastes between the lotus-leaf infused glutinous rice, chicken and mushrooms.
The Prawn Dumpling should never be missed out in a dim sum restaurant. The differences between the ones here and elsewhere is that the ones here are the prawns used are slightly bigger and more juicier.
The Pork Dumpling with Shrimp should also never be missed out in a dim sum restaurant.
The Pan Fried Carrot Cake is soft and moist and the radish taste was rather apparent.
No one should ever leave here without ordering the Baked Bun with BBQ Pork. The outside of the bun is very crusty and tasted great. The BBQ Pork is even better. Well-marinated, it was sweet and meaty. This is a perfect combination.
The Vermicelli Roll with BBQ Pork was well-executed. The vermicelli roll is thin, the BBQ pork was juicy and succulent.
The Tonic Medlar & Osmanthus Cake (Cold) is a great dessert to end off the dim sum feast with. With a jelly-like texture consisting of wolfberries and osmanthus, it tasted sweet and refreshing.
The Chinese Tea is refillable and is always a refreshing drink to order in any dim sum places.
If you are around Toa Payoh, do visit the outlet here as they have branch-exclusive food items!
For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2013/12/13/tim-ho-wan-era-centre/
Glutinous Rice Dumpling, Vermicelli Roll with BBQ Pork, Pan Fried Carrot Cake, The Tonic Medlar & Osmanthus Cake
Date of Visit: Aug 24, 2013 Other Ratings: