2009’s cheapest Hong Kong Michelin Star restaurant of course would be located in the one and only MongKok.  Home to the best street food in Hong Kong and the best cheap shopping district, Mong Kok has got to be one of my favorite places to go; both for the atmosphere and the food.  And Tim Ho Wan definitely does not disappoint.

If you are to go, I advise getting there early.  Dim sum is served ALL DAY and thus, going for dinner is definitely an option.  We went at 6:00 pm and had about a half hour wait, but I hear the wait for a later time can be upwards from two hours!  Craziness.  But would still be totally worth it.

Tim Ho Wan

The number one dish you MUST get is… bo loh char siu bao (pineapple bbq pork buns).  They are THE best I have ever had and I think we ALL melted when we took our first bite.  It really was love at first bite.  I still dream about those buns even today!


In Heaven

We also ordered an array of dim sum dishes, which included a ginormous sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf, har gow, and other dishes.  These were all amazing as well, but were outshined by the char siu bao.

Char Siu Cheung

Har Gow

Giant Sticky Rice

If you are in Mongkok, do venture a visit.  You will not be disappointed!


I am now sitting in the Taipei airport waiting for my flight home.  I can’t believe this exchange is already over.  The past four months simply flew by and I wish I could relive every moment of it, both the good and the bad.  It was the most amazing experience of my life and I met some of the best people.  I wish I didn’t have to leave so soon or say goodbye. 😦

Updates about the rest of my time in HK will follow.