Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 22:00
Last Order 21:30
Michelin starred chef Mak Kwai Pui’s dim sum restaurant’s first overseas outlet (outside of Hong Kong) can accommodate 100 sit-down diners. Queues are long, but there is an SMS waiting system in place, and a takeaway counter for those who just want a char siew bao to go.
tim ho wan when i hear this name i get a fear as i am reminded of how many hours of waiting time there is to get my hands on the char siew buns.
thankfully i was not that crazy to join the queue at plaza singapura when it first launched but have tried it when the crowd slowly died down. the char siew buns are famed since in hong kong and they have continued the trend. it is an interesting combination of crispy on the outside and moist and soft in the inside. a good combination which is the deciding factor to win the hearts of many. and this outlet is one which is spacious and not that much of a queue.
I went there on a Thurs Lunch where there was relatively little people with lots of empty seats.
I was immediately placed next like 15cm away from the neighboring customers next to me when there were like other seats available. I asked to be placed in a quieter corner and the waitress told me " its the same, we will pull out the seats if its only 2 person"
I tolerated until I was constantly knocked and nudged in my back by waiters servcing the neighboring customers. My wife was so angry that she threatened to leave the place and only then they finally compelled and change us to another area which was just as tight but less crowded than the 1st seating plan.
For your information. there was also an entire place cordoned off towards the inside of the resturant.
THE ONLY REASON THEY DID THAT WAS THEY WANTED TO GIVE CUSTOMERS THE IMPRESSION THAT BUSINESS IS GOOD BY PACKING EVERYONE NEAR THE ENTRANCE.
Food wise , its way overated. only the char siew polo buns were good. rest were overpriced and substandard.
One word of advice to pple who dun believe my words, if you wanna be seated comfortably, go in groups of 4 or TELL THEM YOU ARE FREAKING IN A GROUP of 3 even if you are just 1 or 2 person.
Tim Ho Wan; the outlet located at Westgate (Jurong East). I have been here for two times and I would say the place is just not as good as it was being mentioned by many. Probably, this place is only good in Hong Kong? Anyway, I am usually there on a weekend, and the queue is always pretty long. The food the serve is normal, and I really there other dim sum stall have better dim sum! As for the price, I find it a little too expensive as well.
Tim Ho Wan is easy to locate as it just right in front of the escalator when you take the escalator to basement. The store is quite spacious. Usually there is a long waiting queue, so my friend and I were somewhat surprised when there is no queue on a weekday night. However, as we already had our dinner, we decided to takeaway Char Siew Buns for a small snack. Big mistake! By mistake, I meant that it wasn’t light. It was too filling. As it was a takeaway, we waited at the seats for somewhat 5mins. It was quite fast and the food was served piping hot. Pricing wise, it was quite cheap. Taste wise, it tasted a bit too sweet as I noticed they sprinkled sugar on top. Recommended to eat on an empty stomach.