Tim Ho Wan Plaza Singapura

14:50:00

Met up with Yvonne Hoo a few weekends ago for some serious girl-shopping along Orchard Road lol. While waiting for me at Plaza Singapura, the starting point of our expedition, she decided that she was craving for some dim sum and joined the queue outside Tim Ho Wan, the famous Michelin-starred eatery from Hong Kong. Fortunately for us, the queue wasn't as crazy and long as it was when the restaurant first opened, so we managed to gain entry to the restaurant without much wait.

Without further ado, here's what we had and how we thought of them..


Baked Bun with BBQ Pork 酥皮焗叉烧包 | $5.00 for 3

I like how the exterior is crumbly and fluffy at the same time but frankly, I didn't think it was the best baked char siew bun I have tasted. I personally thought that the barbecued pork filling was a little heavy. I would actually stop at just one for this particular baked char siew bun.


Congee with Pork, Century & Salted Egg 金银蛋瘦肉粥 | $4.20

Just nice for two to share, the congee was thick but consistent and well-cooked. I didn't realise there was supposed to be salted egg, but the pieces of lean meat and century egg were very tender and yummy. This is without a doubt one of my favourite dish at Tim Ho Wan!


Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp 韭黃鮮蝦腸 | $6.00

I thought the vermicelli roll was velvety but a slightly thick, and for some reason despite my efforts to drench it with soy sauce, it just can't absorb the seasoning thus tasted a little bland. However, the fresh, succulent and delicious prawns definitely made up for it.


Prawn Dumpling 晶莹鲜虾饺 | $6.00 for 4

Although the skin of the prawn dumplings were stretched all the way to accommodate the amount of filling there is within a dumpling, the skin remains thick and starchy. The prawns were plump and yummy, but like the Baked Bun with BBQ Pork, the prawn filling here was overwhelming.


Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling 青芥末明虾角 | $6.00 for 3

See how plump they are! As much as I love the combination of wasabi and fried dumplings, the amount of filling in this dumpling was similarly overwhelming as per the prawn dumplings and baked char siew bun. I felt like I was eating the skin and prawn separately.


Mango Sago Pomelo 杨枝甘露 | $5.00

If we only have one adjective to describe this dessert, it would be "thick". It was omg-kind of thick and the taste of mango was so strong that we got sick of the sweetness and didn't managed to finish the dish (although it might be because we ordered far too much lol). Well, at least we know it wasn't diluted.


Homemade Barley (Hot) 自制薏米水(热)| $2.00

It is a good thing it was thick and undiluted, but both of us thought it was too small a cup. As it was the first item that arrived, we were so afraid of drinking too much and not having enough for the rest of the meal. Maybe I will get the cold one next time so I get a bigger cup when the ice melts lol.

Tim Ho Wan Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
#01-29A Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839
Tel: 6251 2000

Opening Hours:
10am – 10pm (Monday to Friday)
9am – 10pm (Saturday, Sunday and PH)

One thing about Tim Ho Wan that is commendable is that their ingredients were really fresh and tasty, and the dim sums they serve were made upon each order instead of being pre-steamed then reheated, even though that would have helped them managed the crowd better. Although I would personally prefer a more balanced proportion, Tim Ho Wan does make the moolah spent worthwhile with their generousity in the ingredients, and would be popular amongst patrons who prefer stronger tastes and meatier dim sums. It is no wonder why Tim Ho Wan had won the plaudits of food critics and the hearts of epicureans around the world.

I must have my Pan Fried Carrot Cake 香煎萝卜糕 next time,
Yvette

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