I had asked Peggy before our trip how many dim sum meals could she eat. I was thinking maximum 3, she responded with 3. Good guess on my part. We had missed our meal at Yum Cha due to our late arrival into Hong Kong and while Mott32 served dim sum, the main reason we went to Mott was the duck. So it was time to have a proper dim sum meal. Tim Ho Wan has the distinction of being the worlds cheapest Michelin Star restaurant. I think at current time of writing this, they no longer hold that distinction. Here comes a mini rant, remember that I have certain expectations about Michelin Star restaurants. They tend to be pricey, the idea of a cheap Michelin Star restaurant is a bit of a contradiction. But I digress.
There are many Tim Ho Wan branches through out the world. I decided to select the one in Mong Kok. Mong Kok is described to be one of the busiest districts in the world and we had not visited it yet during our visit. The itinerary during our visit included visiting the following districts of Hong Kong: Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and Mong Kok. The 4DX movie theater that I wanted to visit was also located in Mong Kok, so the plan was to have brunch and then catch a movie. Now, I know some people will scratch their head over traveling to a foreign and watching a movie but after days of walking and exploring, it was a nice way to relax.
I did not take pictures of our meal at Tim Ho Wan. The menu selection is fairly standard dim sum, Peggy had expected something different since this was a Michelin Star restaurant. I laughed at that notion. We ordered, the steamed pork bao, har gow, siu mai, sticky rice, pork ribs, shrimp noodle rolls, pork noodle rolls, congee, and steam vegetable. While the food is good and cheap (around $30 USD), there is no way it deserves a Michelin Star. Service is standard dim sum service, meaning they just bring your food to the table. It really feels like Michelin set the standards low in Hong Kong.