Tim Ho Wan, Hong Kong’s famous Michelin-star dim sum restaurant finally opened its doors in Cebu a few months ago. It is the seventh branch in the Philippines and first outside of Luzon. Can you guess why everyone is gushing about it? It is recognized as the “most affordable Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant in the world”. How can you not be excited about that?
Here are 5 reasons to head over there right now:
- It is really really affordable
Michelin-starred restaurants are mostly grandiose and expensive. As mentioned, it stays true to being the most affordable one in the world. Nothing in the menu is above Php 200! When I first had a taste of this restaurant in Hong Kong, I couldn’t believe how affordable it was and such good value for money.
- Baked Bun with BBQ Pork
Oh how do you even find the right words to describe the baked bun? The bread is baked to just the right amount of crust while the inside melts in your mouth. In short, it is heavenly.
- All their food is worth raving about
Of course, there’s more to try than the baked bun. Tim Ho Wan offers other delectable mainstays on the menu such as the Rice with Pork Spare Ribs & Steam Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp, Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp, and the Vermicelli roll with Sesame Sauce. Truth be told, everything on their menu is worth raving about!
- The authentic Hong Kong dim sum experience
Whether you miss the dim sum experience in Hong Kong or would like to know what it’s like – Tim Ho Wan is the answer. It really brings a taste of Hong Kong. There are many other places for dim sum experience and although it can be good, nothing is more authentic than the taste Tim Ho Wan brings to the table.
Why is it such a big deal to have a Michelin star? If you aren’t familiar with the Michelin Guide, you can read a bit on its background here. A Michelin starred establishment is always a must try. However, many are incredibly priced and not many are in the Philippines. Fortunately, we all get to have our Michelin star experience in the heart of Cebu. Have you visited Tim Ho Wan at the Upper Ground Floor, Mountain Wing of SM Seaside City? What was your experience like? What’s your favorite dish? Since I’m a dessert kind of girl, I love their Taro Coconut Milk with Sago!