Tim Ho Wan serves dim sum and expect a wait. Someone is at the front to take your name and they will text you when a table is about ready for you, so you don’t have to wait in the cramped waiting area. It is fairly large but judging by the crowds it could be much larger. It has no cart service, everything is made fresh after you order it and therefore there are not as many options as many dim sum places but what they have is really good. There is a check off menu on the table and after you hand that to your server the food will be brought out, usually one dish at a time. There are even options on tea. Tables are set with soy sauce and hot pepper sauce.
The pan fried turnip cake was the best I’ve ever had. It was incredibly tender, rather than the usual glutinous texture. Bits of sausage or something savory dotted the crumbly tasty interior. A yum here.
The steamed shrimp dumplings had an incredibly delicate skin which did not stick to the container or fall apart. The shrimp filling tasted fresh and sweet. They were quite good.
The Baked BBQ pork buns were unique with the biscuit like bun. They were incredible and I could have eaten a whole order of them myself. The BBQ pork filling was plentiful with tender pork pieces and a sweet, rich and delicious sauce. They were a YUM x3.
We had one disappointment, the French Toast with custard Tim Ho Wan Style. It was heavy and greasy but did have a strong taste of vanilla and a moist bread.
The Deep Fried dumplings with pork and shrimp had some anise flavor in the filling. The exterior was perfectly crisp with a small layer of chewiness inside. They were quite good.
The Steamed Rice Roll with shrimp and Chinese chives also had a very tender wrapper and tasty shrimp inside. It held together well and was nicely enhanced by the dark sauce. Another really good one!