Ending 2014 by accumulating some good luck for 2015! Off we go to Tim Ho Wan (THW) 添好運 for dim sum!!! THW in Chinese literally means “add good fortune/luck”. A very prosperous sounding name for a restaurant and no wonder it has been opening one outlet after another in Singapore!
From the above e-name card, there are a total of 5 THW outlets in SG! The first outlet was at Plaza Singapura and then at Toa Payoh and later at Bedok Mall, West Gate and finally Aperia Mall which is opened 24 hours! So those who have a craving for dim sum in the middle of the night, you know where to go! 🙂
Aperia Mall at Kallang is a very new and spacious mall which is good for family with kids as they can run around freely. As we were pretty early, there were no queues at THW! Yeah! We had previously queued like crazy at the Toa Payoh outlet so we were really happy we had made a right choice in coming to this 24hour outlet!
No queues yet as we were there at 5.30pm!
Do note that although it is stated as opened for 24hours, it still needs time for some maintenance. Closed every Monday (except Public Holiday) from 5am- 10am.
Looking around after getting a seat. Shot of the cashier where you pay your bill. Did not realise the pretty service staff was looking into my camera! ;P
View of the kitchen
Pictorial Menu that acts as a table mat as well as menu – a winning method I would say as you would want to order EVERYTHING you see!
I believe no further introduction is necessary for this Michellin Star Dim Sum so we will dive straight into the food! Having tried almost everything the last time, we ordered sparingly this time as there were only 2 of us.
PB did most of the ordering and I gave the approval cos there is probably nothing that I would say no to. The only restriction will be the stomach space and damage to the pocket!LOL. I had to remind him that it is not a buffet as he was checking off the order chit.
PB’s Barley, $2 that I had mistakenly checked as hot. 😛
My Chinese Tea, $1.30 that is refillable.
Congee with Pork, Century and Salted Egg金银蛋瘦肉粥 $4.20.
Close up of the Congee.
The smell of the rice was quite strong this time and I find that the ingredients were a little less than the last time we had it. Having said that, it is still worth a try.
Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp 韮王鲜虾肠 $6. Their version has some leeks in it. Very smooth and nice. The prawns were very crunchy too.
Our steamed items came stacked nicely together.
Steamed Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp鲜虾菠菜饺 (3 pieces) $3.80. Look at how transparent the skin is!
Close up of the steamed spinach dumpling with shrimp. So juicy, healthy and delicious! Love it!
Steamed Fish Maw with Prawn Paste 百花酿鱼鳔 (2 pieces) $5.50.
This looks like a new item as I do not remember seeing it the last time. Fish Maw fan may like this.
Pork Dumpling with Shrimp 鲜虾烧卖皇 (4pieces) $5.50. This is one of our fav too. Firm and succulent dumpling filled with the real stuff. Yumz. Goes very well with the chilli sauce too!
We ordered 2 items from the 4 heavenly Kings, aka, the MUST order when you are at THW!
Pan Fried Carrot Cake 香煎萝卜糕 (3 pieces) $4.80.
Baked Bun with BBQ pork (3 pieces) 酥皮焗叉烧包 $5
Another view of these cute and delicious buns though they seemed to have shrunk in size!
Close up of the savory BBQ char siew in the soft bun covered with a layer of crispy/crunchy coating. Mouth watering every time I think of it! The BBQ pork is lean which I like and the amount of sauce in it is just nice. OOhh.. craving for it again! Definitely MUST try, despite the price being more expensive than in Hong Kong.
PB added on a dessert – Mango Sago Pomelo 杨枝甘露 $5.
Close up of the dessert. Portion is just nice to round off the meal.
The almost full restaurant when we were leaving.
There is breakfast set from 6am – 10am at this outlet too! Looking at it, it is really value for money! Hope that one day I will wake up early enough to try it! 🙂
As with all THW outlets, reservations are not accepted so do try to go there during off-peak hours if you are in big groups or be prepared to wait. Service is very prompt and polite. Good Job!
Tim Ho Wan 添好運
12 Kallang Ave
Opening hours: 24hours
Close on Monday (except Public Holidays) from 5am – 10am
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/timhowan