My newly-minted tai-tai friend, Amelia, jio-ed me for dim sum at Tim Ho Wan for two reasons. One, it is apparently a tai-tai thing to queue for dim sum, and I am one of the few people who would be free to accompany her for the long wait. And two, her hubby would not bother queuing for dim sum (actually, my fiance wouldn’t too! That’s why we need girlfriends! HAHA!).
I arrived before she did, just before 10am and tah-dah… Singaporeans, and their love for food… So apparent:
Q-ing even before the restaurant was open for business!!!
Probably 30-40 people!!!
We waited for 1 hour and 15 minutes before we finally got a table. Thankfully, I came prepared for the long wait – wore flats from Haute Shuz Bar, instead of heels. 😉
Here’s most of what we ordered:
Actually, it wasn’t THAT good. The Vermicelli Roll with Beef aka Beef Chee Cheong Fun, was so tasteless that we wanted to douse it in soy sauce! The Vermicelli Roll with Pig’s Liver was slightly better, but those who aren’t fans of liver should *not* order this dish. And the Prawn Dumpling and Pork Dumpling with shrimp were just so-so. The Beancurd Skin Roll w/Pork & Shrimp was ok. The drink (Iced Barley) was HORRIBLY diluted. Instead of paying $2 for barley water, pay 50cents for plain water!
But the saving grace was the Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (3pcs for $4.50 before tax)
Here’s Amelia with the super yummy pork buns aka char siew pau:
However, every person is only allowed 3 pork buns. So if you want to get some for takeaway, too bad! 😛 We were desperate enough to ask a stranger at a table nearby to order some for us and we paid her in cash. 😉 Desperate times call for desperate measures. LOL!
If you are curious about the pricing and menu, here it is:
And when we left, the queue had grown even longer:
Would I go back again? Erm…. not for the rest of the dim sum. For the pork buns, maybe. Then again, only if they remove this silly restriction of maximum 3 pork buns per pax. Alternatively, I can bring the entire family! 😀
Tim Ho Wan is at Plaza Singapura (extension wing), #01-29A
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