06 September 2011

Day 12 - Tim Ho Wan and The Symphony of Lights

Before we went to Seoul airport, we bought this Hersey Milk Chocolate drink from 7eleven. Oh man!!! I'm falling in love from the first sip. If we have Lindt chocolate in OZ, in contrary they have this Hersey Milk Chocolate in Korea. Though I drink this icy choc drink in brutal cold weather outside but still enjoyable.

Now we back to Hong Kong to complete our journey strong. So, Octie Appetie...

28 Kimberley Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2723 3888

With the Airport Express Train, we have to get off at Kowloon Station then hop in to the free airport shuttle bus number K4 and stop at Luxe Manor Hotel which just right opposite Kimberley Hotel.

Tim Ho Wan
2-8 Kwong Wah Street
Mongkok, Hong Kong
Open: 10am - 10pm

Tim Ho Wan is one of the Michelin restaurant that not gonna break your bank. This Cantonese-style dim sum restaurant house only 12 tiny tables, hence the queue is always incredibly long for all day. We know their reputation through the medias in Australia, so we put it on our top must-eat lists. and here we are waiting!!! we were told to arrive half an hour at least before the shop open to secure the table, somehow we end up there 3pm as we thought avoiding the peak hour but guess what!!! We still gotta wait for 40 mins to be seated.

Look at The Queue

Clockwise from left: Vermicelli roll stuffed with BBQ pork, Steamed fresh shrimp dumplings, Steamed tendon

Typical Yum Cha dishes that we normally could find in Australia but the different is the feeling when you having them in their own motherland, boost up the authentic taste like you can't imagine!!! Everything is freshly cooked and taste heavenly delicious. Service-wise, we all know that Chinese is very prompt when come to service and here again did not let us down.

Steamed spareribs with black bean sauce

Baked BBQ Pork Bun
This Baked BBQ Pork Bun was an absolute winner. The best bun I have ever eaten in my entire life. NO Joke!!! It is extremely good, the freshly baked bun that you can easily taste with a loaded of BBQ pork filling and topped with this crunchy sweet crumb like the one normally on the Chinese pineapple bun. How could I describe the yummyness of this bun literally??? Put it this way, I told my parent to try this while they're there, end up they bought this bun 3 times in only a week.

As we know that they do take away too, so in case if you really in rush you don't have to spend that long hour waiting but make sure to have the food while they're still hot otherwise it would taste totally different. However, the best of all is still to dine in and you will feel that the nature of waiting will make the food taste better (maybe).

Clockwise from top left: Steamed dumpling in chiu chow style, Steamed beefball with bean curd skin, Steamed pork dumpling with shrimp, and Tonic medlar & petal cake

We only spent about HK$ 131 (about AU$ 16.80) for 9 items. How good was that for Michelin Star Restaurant??? It would justify all the media praises. Except, we weren't quite satisfied with the dessert but lucky enough, we spotted this little bakery shop along the way and it absolutely made my day. They have heaps in varieties of sweets from Egg Tarts as cheap as HK$ 5 for 3 pieces to Almond Cake and not forget to mention about Banana Cake/Mochi as well and still plenty more.

Symphony of Light
When the night has come, it was the time to watch the lights show. To gain the best viewing spot, Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront is the place to be. The show is normally held every night at 8 pm and run for about 10 minutes. After that we went on to have a light dinner just around Tsim Sha Tsui.

25 Kimberley Road
Tsim Sha Shui, HK
Top: Stir Fried Noodle with Steamed Soya Chicken HK$ 43 and Bottom: BBQ Pork & Roast Pork with Rice HK$ 46

My husband ordered this stir-fried noodle but it was completely dry and bland. The sauce and those chilli powder sprinkled on top doesn't help lifting up the taste at all. On the other side, roast pork was nice but overall nothing exciting about them.

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