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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Tim Ho Wan

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I was very privileged to be invited to Tim Ho Wan's media tasting session last night at Plaza Sing. I've heard so much about it (and more importantly, the long queue) that I was dying to try their legendary char siew bao. Heck, even my sister's article on THW for The Straits Times is displayed outside the restaurant. 

Some background info: THW is a Michelin Star Dim Sum restaurant, and Singapore is the first overseas outlet. Prices start from SGD3.80 onwards (which is all that is important, really).

Brought Chermaine as my +1, and was very pleased to see Jem and Mart there as well :) Also, another blogger's girlfriend turned out to be a schoolmate's sister. Small world, huh?

With blogger Nicholas and Mag :)

So don't say I didn't warn you, the incoming onslaught of food pictures might cause a certain squirming to the stomach, otherwise known as hunger pangs.

First up, the "Big 4 Heavenly Kings"!

Baked Bun with BBQ Pork ($4.50 for 3)

Every bite is a taste of heaven, a no-brainer considering the crumbly and fluffy exterior with barbecued pork oozing sauce inside. Thumbs up.

Steamed Egg Cake ($3.80)

It's like sponge cake, cameralised and bouncy. I actually didn't think one piece was enough...

Vermicelli Roll with Pig's Liver ($5.50)

I know some people think innards are disgusting, but this is really good. Besides the fact that, y'know, pig's liver actually helps to replenish the iron in our bodies. Which is mighty important for women. You know why.

Pan-fried Carrot Cake ($4.50 for 3)

One of my favourite dim sum dishes, so ditto.

Moving on to the steamed items - 

Prawn Dumpling ($5.50 for 4)

Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($5)

Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce ($4)

Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork & Shrimp ($4)

Beef Ball with Beancurd Skin ($4.20)

Dumpling Teochew Style ($4)

Garlic, Mushroom, Spinach Dumpling ($3.80)

Pork Dumpling with Shrimp - Siew Mai ($5 for 4)

Deep/Pan-fried dishes - 

Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp ($5.50)

Spring Roll with Egg White ($4.20) - 
This one's a real novelty!

Poached Fresh Seasonal Vegetable ($5.50) - 
Might be a little funky, especially for non-veggie lovers

Congee with Lean Pork, Century Egg and Salted Egg ($4.20)

Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp ($5.50)

Vermicelli Roll with Beef ($5.50)

Vermicelli Roll with BBQ Pork ($5.50)

And.... our desserts of the night!

Yam Puree with Sago - Hot ($3.50)

Tonic Medlar & Osmanthus Cake - Cold ($3.50) 

Frankly, I'm more of a cheng tng/longan/canned fruit/fruit platter for desserts kinda person, so the two desserts didn't entice me much. The yam puree tastes alot like yam paste, y'know ornie (or however it's spelled) yeah that.

Also, I had refreshing ice lemon tea for drinks all night, so le me is happy :') They also serve barley, if you want something cooling. ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES!

A small tip to my readers, the queue is almost always horrendously long - I counted the daggers in my back at the VIP room after cutting the queue - so if you want to beat the crowd, go at 4 or 5pm, tea-time! The queue will be shorter :) Especially since THW doesn't take reservations!

Like my photos? Hahaha okay la, I know I'm not brilliant at taking food photos, but I'm learning! Learning how to use my Samsung camera that I got as a gift from Campus magazine as well. *how to make it auto-focus damnit*

Behind the scenes!

With Magsie 

Organisers Mag and Liqin (get well soon babe!) 

Is this how a +1 should behave, tsk tsk *coughs Martin too*

Pity this pretty picture is so dark, I've tried my best to lighten it :(

Thank you for the invite once again, Mags dearie!

Shine bright like a diamond (obviously the THW sign, not me), this place is a must-try at least once! 

What are you waiting for?

Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
#01-29A, Singapore 238839

Mon-Sun: 10am-10pm


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