When Tim Ho Wan opened in Melbourne in November 2015, the queue was out the door. I wondered what all the fuss was about. And when my friend said she wanted to try out some of the other items on the menu, I decided to join in. And here’s what the rave is all about.
Located on Bourke Street, the restaurant has 2 doors – one to dine in and the other for takeaway. And only if you have had the pleasure of eating in this amazing restaurant, experiencing all that it has to offer, that you should even consider the takeaway option. You want to dine in and I have found that if you come around 1pm or just a little bit after, you are guaranteed a shorter wait and a better chance for a seat.
We started off with the Baked Bun with BBQ Pork. This is part of their Big 4 Heavenly Kings. The Bun was fluffy and light. The BBQ pork, tender, juicy and simmering in the delectable sauce. Did we start off too big? I think we did. But heck – YOLO!
Being adventurous, we chose the Fish Maw with Prawn Paste. Neither of us knew what Fish Maw was, but that wasn’t going to stop us from trying it. I found it a little funky. I honestly don’t know how to describe it any other way. And not funky in a bad way either. Just different. And different enough for me to enjoy it but those Buns were just too damn good.
The final item was the Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumplings. My Gosh! DE.LI.CIOUS. If you enjoy your spice with your seafood then get this. Just get it and enjoy the awesomeness.
Would I recommend Tim Ho Wan? Absolutely. It’s a dine-in experience that you need to enjoy yourself. I believe the hype – and they deserve their Michelin Star!
You know you want to be a part of this adventure, so come on and trailblaze with me!
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