Would you believe it?! We finally dined at Tim Ho Wan last Thursday. We had dinner at the Plaza Singapura branch since I went there for SPUR’s newest collection media launch in the afternoon. It’s just impossible to queue for an hour or so for a meal with two kids in tow (which explains why we only got down to trying out the dim sum last week!) – but because we were really early for dinner (at 5.30pm!), we got a seat almost immediately! Ah, such luck!
Of the ‘4 Heavenly Kings’ (四大天王), we ordered only two – the baked bun with BBQ pork (酥皮焗叉烧包) and pan fried carrot cake (香煎萝卜糕). Steamed egg cake and vermicelli roll with pig’s liver just didn’t sound particularly appealing to us. 😀
Oh these buns were extremely delish!!!! Crispy and slightly sweet with the char siew filling. mmph… I’m still thinking about them!
The pan fried carrot cake was very good too – these weren’t oily and the defined shreds added to the texture of the carrot cake.
Since we usually have har gao (prawn dumplings) and siew mai (pork dumplings with shrimp) when we have dim sum, we ordered them too. They were fresh, but not particularly outstanding.
We ordered Congee with lean pork, century egg and salted egg for the kids to share but we ended up eating it in the end as they were too busy eating the Rice with chicken, sausage and mushroom.
The rice with chicken, sausage and mushroom was packed with ingredients. The rice was very flavourful and though it had a mild ginger taste, the kids were alright with it. The chicken was very tender (even though it didn’t look so) and so it was really quite perfect for the kids (we didn’t give them the sausage or the mushroom).
Hubby had the chicken feet with black bean sauce but he felt that chicken feet at Red Star restaurant tastes better.
The vermicelli roll with shrimp was great too and my little boy was hooked on the sauce and kept asking for it.
I loved the Tonic Medlar & Osmanthus Cake (杞子桂花糕) – so refreshing and left me wishing there were more than just 3 pieces!
I’m a great fan of yam so I couldn’t resist ordering the Yam puree with sago (hot). It could be my expectations were too high because it was a yam dessert but this certainly wasn’t one of my favourites that night.
Overall, the food was good and I think the price is rather reasonable. But I still don’t think I would queue for an hour to eat at Tim Ho Wan. 🙂
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