This was what I suddenly told my friend I in the middle of our Facebook chat. Of course, I's natural reaction was "huh?" While Singapore has a very strong Chinese influence, sadly dimsum is quite hard to find still in this part of the world. Thus, whenever the craving for a delicious bowl of congee or some steamed dimsums comes about, it normally would take me days before I can finally find a place that will answer to these cravings. Where oh where are all the delicious dimsums in town?
Tim Ho Wan opened it's first branch in Plaza Singapura early this year and yet everyday you'll see a long queue that would snake outside the restaurant. Estimate waiting time is from 30 minutes to an hour. I highly recommend that you go at odd hours (eg: 2PM, 4PM, 8PM) so as not to wait so long. They have opened two more branches since -- Toa Payoh and Bedok and I also saw a line forming in front of the Bedok outlet. Quite a similar sight when you go dine in their Hong Kong branches.
I'll tell you why everyone loves Tim Ho Wan:
We were greatly impressed with a number of dishes while some were just ho-hum and boring. However, do make sure to leave some space of dessert as I was able to discover two delicious dessert items that you just have to try!
Tim Ho Wan's menu is very limited so I recommend that you stick to the best-sellers. Each order is quite filling so do make sure not to go overboard when ordering. Over-all, I'm so happy that we can now enjoy Hong Kong-style dimsum whenever the craving strikes and this surely saves us from the expensive airfare given that Hong Kong is so far away from us now.
Tim Ho Wan now has 3 branches since they first launched in April.
Visit Tim Ho Wan at 01-29A, Plaza Singapura (near Dhoby Ghout station), Singapore. They also have a branch at the new Bedok Mall and in Toa Payoh (ERA Centre).