6 days in Hong Kong - 4/9/13 -4/14/13

Subway/Dim Sum Dinner/Avenue of stars Avenue of stars, Part 2

Day 4 - Subway (MTR)/Dim sum

Today we headed to Omlympia City where the new Tim ho wan Dim sum restaurant other wise known as the world's cheapeat Michelin-starred Restaurant.  In order to get to Olympia city we had to take the MTR.

East Tsim Sha Tsui Station is a Mass Transit Railway (MTR).  Opened in 1979, the system now includes 218.2 km (135.6 mi) of rail with 152 stations, including 84 railway stations and 68 light rail stops. The MTR has been providing a safe, reliable and efficient way to get around Hong Kong and it is also very cheap.

The inside of the station is very clean as you can see.

You can purchase your tickets at the ticket issuing machines located on both side on the walls.

 

Ticket Issuing Machines in all MTR stations.

Map are pretty easy to read.

We used the MTR every day for very little money!  9 Hong Kong dollar per trip = $1.20

Waiting for the MTR

Platform 2 of the Tsim Sha Tsui station. The station is really clean and very modern.

We are heading toward Olympian City for the famous 1 Michelin star Dim Sum restaurant.

 

Olympian City

As soon as you get off the MTR this is the view of the harbor. 

 

Lots of colorful boat but I am not sure what their purposed are.

Park Avenue is a private housing estate and it is one of the projects that was built on the reclaimed land. Built in 2001, it comprises 5 high-rise buildings  with a total of 1,592 units.  That's a lot apartments! Flats in the development range in size from 609 sq ft to about 1,215 sq ft.

Just west of Mongkok is Tim Ho Wanís newest restaurant, situated in the mammoth Olympian City shopping complex (there are three other branches, in Central, North Point and Sham Shui Po). With 100 seats, itís more than triple the size of the original Mongkok location, where the queues were legendary. Diners lined up for hours (literally) waiting for a taste of the all-day dim sum specialistís prawn dumplings and baked BBQ pork buns, among other yum cha goodies. Famous for being the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, rumour has it that an exorbitant rent increase led to the Mongkok outletís sad demise. - See more at: http://www.afoodieworld.com/en/news/all-news/for-starters/all-change-at-tim-ho-wan.html#sthash.C8zrxyGr.dpuf

Just west of Mongkok is Tim Ho Wanís newest restaurant, situated in the mammoth Olympian City shopping complex (there are three other branches, in Central, North Point and Sham Shui Po). With 100 seats, itís more than triple the size of the original Mongkok location, where the queues were legendary. Diners lined up for hours (literally) waiting for a taste of the all-day dim sum specialistís prawn dumplings and baked BBQ pork buns, among other yum cha goodies. Famous for being the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, rumour has it that an exorbitant rent increase led to the Mongkok outletís sad demise. - See more at: http://www.afoodieworld.com/en/news/all-news/for-starters/all-change-at-tim-ho-wan.html#sthash.C8zrxyGr.dpuf

Just west of Mongkok is Tim Ho Wanís newest restaurant, situated in the mammoth Olympian City shopping complex (there are three other branches, in Central, North Point and Sham Shui Po). With 100 seats, itís more than triple the size of the original Mongkok location, where the queues were legendary. Diners lined up for hours (literally) waiting for a taste of the all-day dim sum specialistís prawn dumplings and baked BBQ pork buns, among other yum cha goodies. Famous for being the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, rumour has it that an exorbitant rent increase led to the Mongkok outletís sad demise. - See more at: http://www.afoodieworld.com/en/news/all-news/for-starters/all-change-at-tim-ho-wan.html#sthash.C8zrxyGr.dpuf

Just west of Mongkok is Tim Ho Wanís newest restaurant, situated in the mammoth Olympian City shopping complex (there are three other branches, in Central, North Point and Sham Shui Po). With 100 seats, itís more than triple the size of the original Mongkok location, where the queues were legendary. Diners lined up for hours (literally) waiting for a taste of the all-day dim sum specialistís prawn dumplings and baked BBQ pork buns, among other yum cha goodies. Famous for being the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, rumour has it that an exorbitant rent increase led to the Mongkok outletís sad demise - See more at: http://www.afoodieworld.com/en/news/all-news/for-starters/all-change-at-tim-ho-wan.html#sthash.C8zrxyGr.dpuf

Since there no English sign we asked a few people and they just pointed us to the right way.

This is the entrance of the restaurant.

 

No English sign so if you don't know about you are out of luck!

Here the story of Tim ho Wan:

In 2009, chef Mak Kwai-pui left  the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Lung King Heen to opened the original Tim Ho Wan in Mongkok.  It had notoriously long lines even before earning its first Michelin star in the 2010 Hong Kong and Macau guide. After earning the Michelin star, words got around and the wait can be up to 3 hours in order to be seated.  The original Tim Ho Wan had a meager 30-seat space in Mongkok but the one here in Olympia City has over 100 seats.  We got there at 10:00AM and there are not line... We are in luck!

 

Tim Ho Van logo inside the restaurant.

In the bottom you can the Michelin book.

The restaurant is new and it is very clean.

 

The kitchen... Check out all the steamed bamboo containers in the back.

 

View of the restaurant from our seat!

The decor is bright and very nice.

 

Place mat with pictures of the dim sum dishes.

 

Porridge with century old egg and shredded pork.

Glutinous rice dumpling is basically Sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf.

 

I love sticky rice and this one is very tasty.

Rice noodle roll with BBQ pork and drizzle with soy sauce

Steamed Chicken feet with black beans sauce, and har gow.

The Har Gow wrap so so thin and simply amazing. Perhaps the best Har Gow I ever had!

 

Steamed Miu Mai (pork & shrimp dumpling).  They are really amazing with the perfect balance with pork and shrimp mixture.

 

Sweet bean curd sheet soup with barley.

Steamed egg cake.

 

Too bad there are only the two of us so we could not sample more dishes but whatever we ordered it was all excellent.

The bill came to $157 Hong Kong Dollars=$20.24 cents.  Pretty and they were right to advertise as World's cheapest Michelin Star restaurant.

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