Tim Ho Wan Philippines, SM Megamall

por bbq bun
the famous pork bbq bun at Tim Ho Wan
Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong has long been known the world's cheapest Michelin Star Restaurant. What's the best part? It's now here in the Philippines! I was really looking forward to Tim Ho Wan. But I always get frustrated to see a long queue in front of the establishment. I don't want to wait for a ridiculous amount of time for a table. Anyway, we have been to this restaurant quite a few times now for a late lunch or snack, and luckily we were always able to grab a seat after just a few minutes of waiting.
Tim Ho Wan Restaurant

We were all quite pleased with our order but the surprise highlight of the meal was the hot Pork BBQ Bun. I thought it was just unnecessarily hyped food. But I was wrong. It's a baked bun not steamed. The bun crispness is tender and it feels like it practically dissolves on your mouth.
Tim Ho Wan's famous Baked Bun with BBQ Pork
pork bbq bun
Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (3 pcs.) Php 145.00
 I like also the  light flavor of the rice meal and congee. For others it might be bland but for me it was perfect.
Congee with Lean Pork, Century Egg & Salted Egg - Php 140.00
rice meal
Rice with Chicken, Sausage and Mushroom - Php 170.00
rice meal
Pork Ribs Rice - Php 170.00
 The Vermicelli roll with Beef was our least favorite. It was just okay.
vermicelli roll with beef
Vermicelli Roll with Beef - Php 160
The Dumpling Teochew style was bouncy but incredibly tasty and the Steamed Egg Cake had a fine texture and softness.
dumpling teochew style food
Dumpling Teochew Style - Php 120.00 (3 pcs.)
steamed egg cake
Steamed Egg Cake - Php 85.00
For dessert, we had the mango pomelo sago. It was surprisingly super yummy. A perfect finish for a nice meal.
mango pomelo sago dessert
Mango Pomelo Sago - Php 90.00
As for the Barley water, it was a little too sweet for my liking.
barley water and jasmine tea
Jasmine Tea - Php 60.00/pot / Barley Water -Php 50.00
For those who have no idea about Michelin star - It's a mark of distinction awarded by the Michelin travel guides to a restaurant in recognition of the high quality of its cooking. A restaurant may receive one, two, or three stars, representing very good, exceptional, or exquisite cuisine, respectively.  (source:collins)

Tim Ho Wan in Cantonese means "Adding Good Luck". It is a great place for those craving some dim sum and pork bbq buns. Weekends are not the best time to dine here. We have observed the restaurant is a little less crowded on weekdays late in the afternoon. It is located on the ground floor at SM Mega Fashion Hall, the latest expansion of SM Megamall in Madaluyong City.

Till next time... toodles,

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  1. Just thinking about the buns and the dumplings makes me hungry ☺☺☺

    1. I myself can't wait to go back for more buns, congee and mango pomelo sago. :)

  2. these look yummy. i'll definitely be trying soon. :)

    1. You should trixie. Thanks for dropping by. :)


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