Budget : HK$10-25 or Php55-150 per order (exchange rate used is 1 HK$ = Php5.68, rate during my trip)
Duration : hours of wait depends on number of customers in line
Bummers : long waiting time but totally worth it!
We started our 7-day vacay in Hong Kong with a visit at a popular restaurant recommended by the Michelin Guide, Tim Ho Wan, at the heart of the busy streets of Mong Kok. Walking around the Ladies’ Market in Mong Kok and through Kwong Wa St., you can easily spot Tim Ho Wan because there is likely to be a large crowd of people outside this humble restaurant that serves superb-tasting dumplings and other Chinese treats.
As a proof, you can spot the Michelin Guide mark posted by the door of Tim Ho Wan.
When you go to Tim Ho Wan, make sure that you get an order slip so you can start choosing the food that you want to order.It’s great that they have an English Menu because there are some restos don’t have those.
You should also make sure to get listed and have a number. If possible, once listed, don’t go anywhere far because they quickly remove anyone from the list who isn’t there when the number is called.
After waiting for more than 2 hours outside, we were able to get seats inside Tim Ho Wan. For me, the long wait is worth it. Getting the chance to dine in this well-known affordable Michelin-starred restaurant is an awesome prize, and an awesome way to begin the out-of-the-country vacation. Once seated, our orders started getting served.