Tim Ho Wan 添好運, the famous Michelin Star Dim Sum from Hong Kong is finally here at Malaysia! Forget about having to travel far and beat the queue to indulge in Tim Ho Wan delicious dim sum, just make you way to Mid Valley Megamall Kuala Lumpur!
Replacing the former Blu Med Restaurant at Mid Valley Boulevard, the entrance between Mid Valley and The Gardens Mall, just directly next to the fountain, Tim Ho Wan strives to be the next hit in this area after Magnum Cafe Malaysia.
Tim Ho Wan Malaysia menu isn’t extensive, but covers in complete by highlighting their signature dishes under Big 4 Heavenely Kings 四大天王，accompanied by a range of steamed dim sum, deep fried items, rice in bowl, vermicelli roll, congee and desserts.
Baked Bun with BBQ Pork 酥皮炬叉燒包 RM10.80
Do not leave Tim Ho Wan without trying their Baked Bun with BBQ Pork. Sick your teeth into crispy, crumbly outer layer, coating the fluffy soft bun, encasing gooey, moist pork filling that will drive you to pick up another one, or two before reaching for the next dim sum. Must-have!
Steamed Egg Cake 香滑馬來糕 RM7.80
Classic favourite which always scores for its light, airy, cotton soft texture. Tim Ho Wan gets it right and it deserves being one of the Top 4 dim sums in this restaurant.
Vermicelli Roll with Pig’s Liver 黃沙豬潤腸 RM10.80
If Vermicelli Roll with BBQ Pork or Vermicelli with Shrimp are too common for your liking, go adventurous by ordering Vermicelli Roll with Pig’s Liver. Pig’s Liver, or more known as “zhu yun豬潤” is widely found in Hong Kong but not in Malaysia. You may end up enjoy having the gamey, coarse liver’s pate-like texture with silky smooth rice roll, or not.
Vermicelli Roll with Sweet and Sesame Sauce 大排檔腸粉 RM7.80
The simplist version of vermicelli roll, yet turns out to be Summergirl’s favourite. Plain, chewy rice roll dressed with a bed of creamy, peanut butter-like sesame sauce, further laid with savoury soy sauce to reach for an unexpected, surprisingly good concoction.
Braised Chicken Feet with Abalone Sauce 鮑汁燜鳳爪 RM9.80
Smells so nice once it is served to our table, tastes as wonderful. Each and every chicken feet is deeply infused with essence of abalone sauce, addictively sweet and flavourful.
Prawn Dumpling 晶瑩鮮蝦餃 RM11.80
Pork Dumpling with Shrimp 鮮蝦燒賣皇 RM10.80
Tim Ho Wan Siu Mai is decent, juicy and fresh minced meat complemented by plump prawns.
Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce 骨汁蒸肉排 RM8.80
Beef Ball with Beancurd Skin 陳皮牛肉球 RM7.80
Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork & Shrimp 美味燜鮮竹卷 RM8.80
Pork and shrimp filling rolled in beancurd skin, drenched in a bed of savoury sweet sauce. Mediocre.
Steamed Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp 鮮蝦菠菜餃 RM7.80
Creaminess from spinach, bounciness from prawns, chewiness from dumpling skin- all sum up to mouthful of textures in this steamed item. Dumpling Teochew style is worth ordering too, as it pays a contrast with Steamed Spinch Dumpling for having extra crunchiness of nuts and vegetables within chewiness of dumpling skin.
Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp 鮮蝦腐皮卷 RM10.80
Spring Roll with Egg White 賽螃蟹春卷 RM7.80
A noteworthy try in Tim Ho Wan, as we seldom come across this in our local dim sum fares. Instead of wrapping in shredded turnip, jicama or carrots to resemble popiah delights, Tim Ho Wan fills the spring roll with egg white. Less texture, more interesting flavours.
Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling 青芥末明蝦角 RM10.80
Our favourite from the Deep Fried menu. A fusion of Chinese and Japanese, featuring fresh prawns wrapped within dumpling skin, deep fried to crunchy golden brown and drizzled with wasabi mayo and fish roe for a pungent, exotic touch that instantly flavour up this deep-fried item.
Glutinous Rice with Lotus Leaf 古法糯米雞 RM12.80
For diners who seek for a more fulfilling meal in Tim Ho Wan, check out their rice choices which has an option of Rice with Beef & Fried Egg, Rice with Chicken, Sausage, Mushroom and Glutinous Rice with Lotus Leaf.
Rice with Chicken, Sausage, Mushroom 臘腸北菇雞販 RM11.80
Rice with Beef & Fried Egg 煎蛋牛肉飯 RM10.80
Rice with Chicken, Sausage and Mushroom tastes closer to our local flavour, generally accepted; but for Rice with Beef & Fried Egg, perhaps it takes time for locals to appreciate the flavours.
Mango Sago Pomelo RM8.80
There are only two desserts on the menu list and we suggest diners to order both. Mango Sago Pomelo helps to clear the greasiness from your dim sums, thanks to its cooling sweet, velvety smooth mango puree with popping crispiness from pomelo sacs.
Tonic Medlar & Osmanthus Cake 杞子桂花糕 RM6.80
Put your meal into a sweet ending in Tim Ho Wan with Wolfberries Osmanthus Cake, a refreshing jelly pleasantly lingered with floral scent of Osmanthus.
**Tim Ho Wan will be officially opening on 28th November 2014**
Write Up: Summergirl
Tim Ho Wan Hong Kong Michelin Star Dim Sum
(entrance between Mid Valley and The Gardens, next to Mid Valley Boulevard fountain)
Unit 27-G, The Boulevard,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.