The cheapest Michelin Starred restaurant has finally opened in Melbourne which means, date time with the Traveling couple at Tim Ho Wan is on the agenda. The Traveling couple got there at 5:15PM and had to wait till we arrived at 5:45PM (naughty!! We were super late!) and got in 5 minutes later. Tip of the day – go when it’s not lunch or dinner time and you’ll get a seat straight away. We got in and looked over the menu which was also a place mat and there’s a bell on the table so you can get their attention straight away. So, let’s get the food on the way! First up, chicken feet! I didn’t really enjoy these. It was quite hard and didn’t have a lot of flavour either which was a shame.
Braised Chicken Feet with Abalone Sauce – $6.80
Since we were in a yum cha eatery, we gotta get get Pork dumplings with shrimp or also known as shumai. These were pretty average and nothing special.
Pork Dumplings with Shrimp – $7.80
The pan fried turnip cake came out and boy, were they heavenly (that’s why they’re in the Heavenly Kings). Just dip it in some sauce and OH EM GEE, mouthwatering.
Pan-Fried Turnip Cake – $6.00
Everyone’s favourite, hargow (prawn dumplings) were delivered to our table and it was a little disappointing seeing as it was very average. You could get the same quality of hargow at any yum cha eatery.
Prawn Dumplings – $8.30
Mr Traveler got the beancurd skin with pork and shrimp and these were pretty good. Not my kind of food but good nonetheless. The rest of the table liked them so that must be a good sign.
Beancurd Skin with Pork and Shrimp – $6.80
When at a dumplings place, you gotta get some dumplings! We also got the spinach with shrimp and I really like these (well I REALLY like prawns though). The dumpling skin was just perfect, not too doughy or thick.
Spinach Dumplings with Shrimp – $7.80
We also ordered the steamed egg cake and it was super duper fluffly (just like them clouds) and a tad sweet. It was a touch dry as well.
Steamed Egg Cake – $5.80
The famous BBQ Pork buns came out and they were so lovely! The outside was slightly sweet and crispy and the inside was so warm with such flavoursome BBQ Pork. I couldn’t help myself and had 2 whole buns (ARGH!).
Baked Bun with BBQ Pork – $7.80
Mr D wanted to try the beef balls with beancurd skin and it wasn’t as pretty as it was in the photo. I didn’t really like this and neither did the rest of the table.
Beef Ball with Beancurd Skin – $6.00
It was dessert time and we got both desserts to share! The Mango Sago came out and I absolutely LOVED it. So refreshing and not overly sweet either. It was Miss Traveler’s favourite!
Mango Sago Pomelo – $6.00
The Tonic medlar and osmanthus cake (what do the words even mean??) came out and it was sort of a jelly. It was quite herb-y with not a lot of flavour. This didn’t really tickle my fancy.
Tonic Medlar and Osmanthus Cake – $5.80
The BBQ Pork buns is the signature dish and there’s a reason why. The queue is still very long but if you can go at off peak times, you’ll get a table straight away. The staff are super efficient and very polite and it’s very busy inside the restaurant so get ready to be all wired up on awesome BBQ pork buns!