Tim Ho Wan Plaza Singapura – Will You Queue For One Hour Just For Dim Sum?

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!!!

Tim Ho Wan Plaza Sing Dim Sum Queue

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.😉

Haute Shuz Bar Cream Sandal Flats

Here’s most of what we ordered:

Tim Ho Wan Plaza Singapura Dim Sum

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)

Too yummy!!!

Here’s Amelia with the super yummy pork buns aka char siew pau:

Tim Ho Wan Baked Bun with BBQ Pork

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:


Tim Ho Wan Plaza Singapura Menu


Tim Ho Wan Plaza Singapura Menu 2

And when we left, the queue had grown even longer:

Tim Ho Wan Plaza Singapura lunchtime queue

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

*NO Reservations*

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2 thoughts on “Tim Ho Wan Plaza Singapura – Will You Queue For One Hour Just For Dim Sum?

  1. Hello Grace. My name is Sophia…I was planning to take my daughter to try THW after her final exam this week (she is student at SAS)…after reading your article, I have second thought. Dining is supposed to be enjoyable and relaxable….not hassles. Thank you very much for sharing the experience. Regards

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