Tim Ho Wan and its History in the Michelin Guide
In the restaurant world, there is no higher recognition than the Michelin star. Chefs strive for their entire lifetime pursuing this ultimate acclaim. Only the very best restaurants, replicating their dishes consistently year after year, achieve this Olympian feat. It is with much honour that Tim Ho Wan’s Hong Kong dim sum restaurant ranks as one of them.
Tim Ho Wan was started by Chef Mak Kwai Pui, formerly of the prestigious three Michelin starred Lung King Heen restaurant in Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel, alongside Chef Leung Fai Keung. In 2009, the two chefs joined forces to open their first 20-seater dim sum restaurant in Mongkok. A year later, they would earn their own one Michelin star. More restaurants opened, each earning its own Michelin star. The accolades for serving superb food at affordable prices soon followed. Indeed, Tim Ho Wan was once called the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant in the world!
Today, guests need not journey quite as far to enjoy the award-winning Hong Kong dim sum in a more modern setting.
The First Step,Tim Ho Wan Singapore
Tim Ho Wan’s first international restaurant opened at Plaza Singapura in 2013. Replicating the same taste of its Hong Kong counterpart, it was an unbridled success. Its opening saw long lines at all hours and intense media attention. Tim Ho Wan quickly became a household name. With its combination of quality and affordability, Tim Ho Wan won over the taste buds of discerning and value-conscious Singaporeans to be the top dim sum restaurant in Singapore. More restaurants in Singapore opened over the years to cope with demand. Local devotees can savour the famed Baked Bun with BBQ pork – one of the dishes that gained Tim Ho Wan its success and international following.
With its successful overseas foray to Singapore and now-proven replication of its award-winning taste out of Hong Kong, Tim Ho Wan expanded into more countries. Our dim sum in Singapore continues to earn the plaudits of food critics and the hearts of epicureans well beyond Hong Kong.
Tim Ho Wan currently has more than 50+ restaurants outside of Hong Kong.
Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan
Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan
At Tim Ho Wan,
the Dim Sum Mastery is Clear
Tim Ho Wan strives for dim sum perfection. Come experience this for yourself, and let the food transcend your senses.