One would think that earning a Michelin Star in 2010 would make egos and prices subsequently skyrocket at Tim Ho Wan. Luckily, for the budget (and patient) epicurean, neither is the case. Tim Ho Wan is still very much a humble hole in Hong Kong that serves quite possibly the freshest and tastiest dim sum that your tongue has ever tasted. And that too, for only around HK$10 to HK$25 a dish - a bargain, not just for a Michelin-starred restaurant, but for Hong Kong in general. With the whole menu totaling up to around HK$600, Trabblrs can try one of everything without breaking the bank!
Save room for two helpings of the glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaf, BBQ pork buns, cheung fun, and steamed egg cake.
Meeting point: At the restaurant entrance. To get there, take the MTR to Sham Shui Po station on the Tsuen Wan Line. Take Exit B2.
Leaders, the restaurant opens at 8am and closes at 9:30pm. We have a couple tips for you. First, go as a small group, perhaps four max. This place is packed and sitting together could be a challenge for larger groups. Second, waits can reach up to two hours so try going on off-peak dining hours, say early morning or in the afternoon.