Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tim Ho Wan (添好運)

Tonight's posts are basically the few over-rated places in my opinion that's getting a lot of media attention...  I understand as foodies, we all have the "不到黃河心不死" (until all hope is lost) mind-set, but I still felt the urge to post my opinion about these places so it's more balanced.

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This place should be nothing new to most locals and the negative review should not come as a surprise to most.  I just don't think the dim sum here is honestly that good.  It's cheap but I cannot justify the long wait, I'd rather go somewhere else.

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This is the original store in Sham Shui Po.
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We arrived around noon...
... waited for probably around 45 minutes
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The menu is very simple and I found it quite cheap.  Eight steamers of dim sum for HK$151 for 4 people?  That's rad!

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Obviously, price is not everything for a foodie.  Quality is.  Plus, sitting in such a tight proximity with your fellow diners is enough to inflict claustrophobia.  (I was bumping into my neighbor's chair and rubbing shoulders with my friend the entire time.)  The rice rolls and the pineapple buns were good.  Everything else didn't make a lasting memory or outright too oily (i.e. the noodles and pan-fried lotus pancakes).

The good:

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the average:

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and the bad...

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Being a weight-watching and calories-conscious foodie, this place is a pass.  (可一不可再...)

Tim Ho Wan (添好運點心專門店)
G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po
深水埗福榮街9-11號地下
Tel: +852 2788 1226
Hours: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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