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Tim Ho Wan (Westgate)

AsianCantoneseChineseDim SumHong Kong
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.

Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 22:00

Sat, Sun &: 10:00 - 22:00

+65 66862000
$21 based on 20 submissions
Lunch (4 votes), Breakfast (3 votes), Brunch (3 votes)
chefquak

Average Too Ordinary Dimsum on 19Dec2014

  See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/12/23/average-too-ordinary-dimsum-timhowan-添好运-at-westgate-mall-on-19dec2014/

a friend cooked an excellent lunch today for 6pax on 19.12.2014. 
 
 after that 4 of us went to JEM (jurong east mall) to watch “exodus”. carpark was full so we parked at westgate mall which was linked to JEM at level 2.
 
 after the movie we walked back to westgate mall & had a light dinner at timhowan 添好运 (still full from the excellent lunch).
 
 we dutifully ordered the crispy char siew pao.
 
 i must have had one too many of this. had much better crispy char siew pao at canton paradise several times. didn’t like it as much it now.
 
 har gao was good but for me canton paradise’s har gao & imperial treasure teochew’s har gao were better.
 
 马拉糕 was never my thing, even at hong kong timhowan outlet – an enigma to me. tasted like “wa kor kuay”.
 
 teochew dumpling 潮州粉粿 was competent.
 
 fu pei quin 腐皮卷 & fried carrot cake were ok.
 
 anyhow overall the food was really mediocre, which to me meant a disappointment.
 
 dinner was just S$39 but we had very little food for 4pax.
 
 for me, there is no reason to have these average food when i can get better food at canton paradise, imperial treasure & crystal jade for largely the same price.

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23 Dec 2014 • 242 reviews • 1 follower

Average Too Ordinary Dimsum on 19Dec2014

  See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/12/23/average-too-ordinary-dimsum-timhowan-添好运-at-westgate-mall-on-19dec2014/

a friend cooked an excellent lunch today for 6pax on 19.12.2014. 
 
 after that 4 of us went to JEM (jurong east mall) to watch “exodus”. carpark was full so we parked at westgate mall which was linked to JEM at level 2.
 
 after the movie we walked back to westgate mall & had a light dinner at timhowan 添好运 (still full from the excellent lunch).
 
 we dutifully ordered the crispy char siew pao.
 
 i must have had one too many of this. had much better crispy char siew pao at canton paradise several times. didn’t like it as much it now.
 
 har gao was good but for me canton paradise’s har gao & imperial treasure teochew’s har gao were better.
 
 马拉糕 was never my thing, even at hong kong timhowan outlet – an enigma to me. tasted like “wa kor kuay”.
 
 teochew dumpling 潮州粉粿 was competent.
 
 fu pei quin 腐皮卷 & fried carrot cake were ok.
 
 anyhow overall the food was really mediocre, which to me meant a disappointment.
 
 dinner was just S$39 but we had very little food for 4pax.
 
 for me, there is no reason to have these average food when i can get better food at canton paradise, imperial treasure & crystal jade for largely the same price.
28 Sep 2014 • 20 reviews • 0 follower

Overpriced overcrowded overrated for the quality.

Have visited this place multiple time. Today's the 4th and most likely the last time. Standard has been dropping, and I think it has fallen into the unacceptable level today. Shrimp containing dishes (like half the menu) are powdery/chalky/floury. Most things contain way too much MSG even by dim sum standard, it leaves you with an aweful dry throat kind of feeling after the meal. Lor Mai Gai is a disaster. Have never been a fan of their '4 heavenly gods' either. These items belong to the cheapest group of dishes in HK. In SG, they just call them 'heavenly god' and sell them to you as though they belong to the top group.
22 Sep 2014 • 16 reviews • 0 follower

Great Dimsum!

Food is relatively value for money. Love their charsiew bun just that it shrinked in size a few months ago. The 'he ye fan' is also worth the price. Steamed egg cake is over-rated. 
16 Sep 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Delicious dim sum

Not very long queue, bit noisy, but the dim sum were all nice especially the famous 叉烧包. We should have not ordered the beef rice which was rather boring.
12 Sep 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

Taste like any other tim sum everywhere, not recommended to Q for it

Don't know why there is so much hype about this place in the media and the long queues. Tried today (because saw this reviewed by SoShiok), went with my hubby and daughter and all three of us didn't think much of the taste.

The "star" po lo baked char siew buns are too sweet for us.

We will not be queuing to eat here or at any other branches (not worth it) hence not recommending anyone to queue for it. Heard friends queuing more than an hour for it at the Plaza Singapura branch). We waited 15 mins because we went half an hour after opening.

Please note no advance booking/reseravtions & even when you have queued & is your turn, they will not give you a table unless all your diners are present & counted !