Monday, December 23, 2013

Hong Kong 2013 Day 2: Tim Ho Wan - Toy Street

Day 2: 31 October 2013 (Thu)

On Day 2, we woke up and saw the great view from our hotel room at the top floor!

Tim Ho Wan

We started our day with the famous Michelin Star Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan 添好運 in Hong Kong. There are a few branches in Hong Kong. We visited the one at Sham Shui Po nearest to our hotel.

This map is taken from Google Map and I try to show its location from Sham Shui Po MTR station. We walked to Mongkok MTR station from our hotel, took MTR to Sham Shui Po Exit B2. It's quite a few streets away from the MTR station though.

From Google Map
G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Nearest MTR station: Tsuen Wan Line, Sham Shui Po, Exit B2
Opening hours: 8am-9.30pm daily

You will know you are there when you see this big sign on the street!

We thought it opened at 10am and we got to queue for a long time. But it was already opened when we arrived at about 9am and there was no queue at all. We got seats immediately! And the menu was given.

Being not the foodie type, haha, I wasn't really aware of the 4 heavenly king from Tim Ho Wan. But we did order their famous Baked Bun with BBQ pork 酥皮焗叉烧包. It comes 3 pieces in a set and this was one of my favourite!

There were 3 items from what we ordered that left a really good impression. Until now, I still can't help thinking about it. :) One of them was the BBQ pork buns above. The other was the Steamed Egg Cake (香滑马来糕). It was very soft and had a very strong and nice caramelized sugar taste in it. It was unforgettable!

We ordered a variety of dim sum from the menu. My third favourite was the Pan Fried Turnip Cake (香煎萝卜糕). Cos the texture was different from Singapore's one, soft and QQ. Most of the other dim sum are nice too.

Vermicelli Roll

Osmanthus Cake

The Glutinuous Rice Dumpling was probably the most disappointed one for me. It was tasteless and very little ingredients wrapped inside.

Overall, the meal was good! We spent only HK$264 (~S$44) for so many items. Do give it a try if you go Hong Kong!

Tai Yuen Street (Toy street)

After the meal, we weren't very sure where to go. So I suggested Toy Street, should be quite fun for the kids. Took the MTR to Wan Chai Station Exit A3. The Toy Street, Tai Yuen Street (太原街) is just across the road.

Not much photos here as we were busy exploring the shops and stalls along the streets. After getting some toys, the kids were tired and went back to the hotel for their nap. So I took the chance to explore elsewhere. Guess where I'm going? :)

Next: Baking Supplies Stores