Tim Ho Wan

The company I am working for โ€“ brought in the famed Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum Restaurant. It is a highly popular Michelin star dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong, founded by Chef Mak Kwai Pui.

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I have not tried this in Hong Kong before; but seriously so many world famous restaurants are being brought into Singapore. You probably do not need to step out of Singapore anymore to taste various award winning cuisines.

Our generous director brought us in for a special preview dim sum lunch. Itโ€™s not open to the general public yet.

Shall let the photos do the talking here:

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Steamed Prawn Dumpling ($5.50)

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Baked Bun with BBQ Pork – ($4.50)
(One of the “Big 4 Heavenly King” items). This tasted like po lo bun with BBQ pork except it’s more fluffy.

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The fillings within the bun. Nicely marinated but could come with slightly more fillings in my opinion.

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Steamed Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce ($4.20)

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Vermicelli Roll with BBQ Pork ($5.50)

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Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce ($4.00)
A standard fare; but I like this dish for it’s collagen. ๐Ÿ˜›

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Steamed Rice with Chicken, Sausage & Mushroom ($6.00)
The chicken is very tender and the rice comes with a special sweet sauce.

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Pan Fried Carrot Cake ($4.50)
One of the other “Big 4 Heavenly King”
Taste is fine; but would prefer it to be pan-fried longer so it’s crispier.

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Steamed Pork Dumpling with Shrimp ($5.00)

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Deep Fried Spring Roll with Crab Meat ($4.20)
This is one of my favs. The fillings are chockful of crab meat and it’s not too oily.

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Steamed Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork & Shrimp($4.00)
One of the items worth trying.

Overall, it was a fairly decent dining experience.ย We actuallyย ate more items than theย photos above; but I was too busy stuffing my mouth than to take photos!ย 

Comments gathered with my colleagues:

+ stuff: food is fresh which is especially important for dim sum. Served piping hot and known not to be reheated/refried.

not so + stuff: chilli is a tad too salty and not unique. Restaurant is a little cramped and kind-of Hong Kong style. Maybe itโ€™s meant to be a eat-and-go place. Certain food options are special; but otherwise the rest are run-of-the-mill.

As this is only a preview of the actual menu, perhaps food and beverage options will be wider upon itโ€™s official opening.

& oh well, itโ€™s possibly one of the most affordable Michelin star restaurant after all. Worth a visit when itโ€™s open to the public.

I will be back for the freshness of the food.

Tim Ho Wan Restaurant

68 Orchard Road

#01-29 A/ 01-52

Plaza Singapura

Singapore 238829

(opposite Starbucks in the new wing)

Linking up with:

Red Star Dim Sum/Science Centre

Bro had some free Singapore Science Centre tickets and so we decided to make it a family outing. Smileย 

The last time I was at the Science Centre was probably primary school days! These days, kids start younger. Smileย 

Before the exploration, we had morning dim sum at a centuries-old dim sum restaurant โ€“ Red Star. It is a well-blogged about one which I had always wanted to try.

Verdict: Nostalgic feel with old-fashion decor and push cart aunties. But food is probably just alright.

Damage: $82 for 6pax

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After brunch, we went the Science Centre. Xi En had a go at everything that he can reached out to – total curiosity:

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In particular, he enjoyed running in and out of this confined zone with small animals (and cockroaches I heard. Eekkkโ€ฆ)

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We saw how lightning was created as well:

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A pity we didnโ€™t managed to get into the Waterworks area which is an outdoor area with lots of water play for kids. But knowing Xi En, he is probably still afraid of such play. Confused smile

After this trip, I think it is best to revisit when Xi En is at least 2.5 years to enjoy the exhibits better. If you are heading there, my suggestion โ€“ go in the later afternoon or early morning so that kids can play at the Waterworks without the hot afternoon sun. Smile Oh โ€“ and remember to bring a jacket as it can get cold in inside! Smile

Victor’s Kitchen

I had always wanted to try the dim sum at Victorโ€™s Kitchen for the longest time. Heard that it is almost equivalent to what you will find in Hong Kong and the queue is always very long. We went there on a weekday and just before lunch so didnโ€™t need to wait at all! And it is actually really quite yummy and you can find some dim sum which are not sold elsewhere!

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Photos of the yummy food:

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Glutinous rice โ€“ Highly Recommended! The rice is totally infused with the lotus leavesโ€™ fragrance.

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Prawn in Fried Beancurd Skin โ€“ Crispy and fresh with a nice appetising dip

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Special Order โ€“ Veg and Century Egg Porridge (โ€˜cos mum is a vegetarian) โ€“ Taste normal.

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ย Phoenix claws โ€“ One of my Favourite!

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Chee Cheong Fun with prawns. Usual Suspect. Taste okโ€ฆ

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Cha Siewย Pau with wine sauce. Okโ€ฆ Not mind blowing.

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Drinks โ€“ Stocking Milk Tea and Hot Ice Lemon Tea

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Vegetables & Dry Scallops Dumpling โ€“ Nice change to usual chives dumplings.

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A must order! Custard bun with salted egg yolk! โ€“ Super Yummy! A good mix of sweet and salty. Though I do prefer a runnier type of custard, but this is still good!

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Almond and milk pudding. Nice texture & taste!

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Prices are reasonable as well. We spend a total of $38+ for 11 items; so an average of $3.50 per dish; which is fairly decent for the quality of food. Overall, this shop is worth many more visits!

Address as follow:

Victorโ€™s Kitchen

91 Bencoolen Street

#01-21 Sunshine Plaza