We were heading to Penang (land of awesome street food) and we walked around Mid Valley Megamall and remembered that there was a Tim Ho Wan. Miss Traveler and I have always wanted to just go and order BBQ Pork Buns and so we dragged Miss mumma in as well.
Miss Mumma loves her dumplings so she got the prawn dumplings (hargow) and they came out upside down! How odd was that?? Anywho, the dumplings them selves were really REALLY delish. The skin was translucent and not rubbery at all. The filling was packed filled with prawns. I quite liked these hargow.
Prawn Dumplings (Hargow) 4pc – 12.50RM
Miss Mumma also got the Pork dumplings with shrimp (siu mai) and I found them quite average. There wasn’t anything special about them and for that price, I don’t think it was worth it.
Pork Dumpling with Shrimp (4pc) – 11.50RM
I had my first BBQ Pork bun taste when Tim Ho Wan opened up in Melbourne and I absolutely fell in love with them. I was expecting high things from the Mid Valley City branch. When they came out, oh boy do they smell awesome. I crunched through the pork buns and was reminded of their sweetness on the outside. However, the inside was so empty. Sure the BBQ pork was flavoursome and moist but there was literally so little in there that I had to squint for it. Not what I remembered at all. That was the only thing I was disappointed in.
Baked BBQ Pork Bun (3pc) – 11.50RM
I thought Tim Ho Wan would be the same wherever you go but it seems like it does vary from place to place. It’s a shame that it was like what I was expecting but at least I got to satisfy my pork bun craving.