Considering that this is my third post on them, Tim Ho Wan has definitely made in onto my list of favorite places to dine at. For the fourth year running, Tim Ho Wan has retained its Michelin star. This pretty much assures that quality is very essential in every plate (or basket) of dim sum served.
Opening at two new locations in Singapore, Tim Ho Wan has also decided to create more additions with a local twist to be part of their menu, hoping to cater to our Singaporean taste buds.
A fusion dish with a very distinct Singaporean flavor added is the Yam Dumpling with Chili Crab Meat. To be honest, the flavors didn't go very well together. Despite the fact that there was visible chunks of fresh crab meat in it, we felt that the yam should have be left alone.
Another local twist is the Jade Wanton in Laksa Soup which we enjoyed. The wanton skin could have been a tad thinner but the filling of minced pork and chives definitely got the thumbs up. We also found the laksa soup to be of the correct consistency and taste - not too milky or spicy.
The Crispy Salad Fish Rolls was something we really liked. The innovation of having salad dressing within the crispy rolls were quite ingenious and we found the taste of it very much to our liking.
On the contrary, the Phoenix City Quail Eggs which resembled their classic Pork Dumpling with Shrimps, with an extra slice of quail egg topped on. It did look a bit more fanciful, but i would definitely go for the Pork Dumpling with Shrimps over it.
We also tried the Dace Fish Paste Soup with Lettuce, which is something you don't normally find at dim sum places. The soup was a little bland and the whole dish didn't look as appetizing as it actually sounds.
Lastly, we had a go at the Steamed Chicken with Fish Maw, which we both agreed was the best new dish they are currently offering. The chicken and fish maw is something i can associate dim sum with and the flavors and texture complimented each other.
While the new dishes at Tim Ho Wan aren't exactly better than their normal dim sum dishes they offer, i don't think it will be stopping me from going back. As a whole, their dim sum has always been raved about. And with two new outlets, i can't help buy rejoice over the shorter queues (hopefully).
Tim Ho Wan (Bedok Mall)
311 New Upper Changi Road
Bedok Mall, #B1-51/52
Tim Ho Wan (Westgate)
3 Gateway Drive
This was an invited media tasting.