Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tim Ho Wan : Toa Payoh

Consider your sorrows heard, Tim Ho Wan has finally opened another outlet on our sunny island, Singapore. This however, does not necessarily mean that the queues will be shorter, since we all know Singaporeans will queue for everything, and food is no exception.

Needless to say, the standard of food is still consistent. Having tried almost all the dishes on their menu the previous time, the only thing attracting me to their new outlet are the six new dishes that are exclusively available there. 

The Steam Chicken Feet with Abalone Sauce was something i really enjoyed. Served with braised peanuts, the chicken feet was soft and soaked up all the sauce, which thankfully wasn't too salty for my liking. 

My favorite out of all was the Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling. Deep fried crispy golden dumplings filled with a generous amount of fresh succulent prawns within, topped with fish roe. Also, the wasabi sauce wasn't spicy at all, which definitely is a plus point.

Another new dish is the Deep Fried Dumpling with Salted Meat. I found the dumpling too sweet for my liking and there wasn't enough filling in it (as compared to the Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling). Either that or there wasn't enough salted meat in it, hence making the sweetness of the dumpling skin stand out more. 

The Vermicelli Roll with Sweet and Sesame Sauce is another dish which i think deserves a miss. Having tried their other vermicelli rolls with prawns, liver and BBQ pork, this one definitely fell below par. No doubt there was a slight hint of sesame oil, which made the dish very fragrant, but it wasn't enough to save the plain rolls without any filling.

Finally a noodle dish at Tim Ho Wan - Fried Noodles with BBQ Pork and Soy Sauce. Everyone at the table enjoyed this dish the most. There was nothing you could fault with springy noodles tossed with soy sauce and BBQ pork.

The last of their new dishes is the Mango Pomelo Sago dessert. The mango was pureed and had an extremely smooth texture, accompanied by the bits of fresh pomelo you find within which are a bit sour. Overall, i liked it very much. 

Point to note that your visit to Tim Ho Wan is never complete without trying their Baked Bun with BBQ Pork. I also heard that queues are slightly shorter at this outlet as compared to the other one in town. And for those who are still complaining that their outlets are too far for you, you'll be glad to know they are opening two more outlets at western and eastern parts of Singapore. 

Tim Ho Wan 
450 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
ERA Centre,  #02-02
Singapore 319394

This was an invited media tasting.

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