May 23, 2014

Tim Ho Wan Manila Michelin-Starred Restaurant in SM Megamall

Tim Ho Wan, the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world is now in Manila! Their flagship store is located in the first level of SM Megamall's Mega Fashion Hall, and opened to the public last May 20, 2014.

I was lucky to be part of the SM Mega Food Tour last Tuesday, so I got to try Tim Ho Wan on their first day of operation. As expected, there was a long line of customers patiently waiting outside. 

Everybody was eager to try the much raved about Baked Bun w/ Bbq Pork, but we were initially served with some steamed dimsum to build up the anticipation.

Glutinous Rice w/ Lotus Leaf (P190)

One of the priciest dimsums on the menu, yet still at a price less than P200! It's what most Chinese people call Lo Mai Gai- sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves. It's really good but serving was too small for its price. 

Dumpling Teochew Style (P120)

The dumplings were filled with crunchy vegetables and peanuts, adding texture to the soft and chewy dumpling wrapper.

Tin Ho Wan Baked Bun w/ Bbq Pork (P145/3 pcs.)

Now these are what we were all waiting for! Tim Ho Wan's signature baked charsiu bao (Baked Bun w/ Pork).

Big and puffy dome-shaped buns filled with sweet and savory charsiu pork. The buns were pillow-soft with a buttery sweet and crumbly coating. It's puffier and less sweet compared to Crystal Jade's Bo Lo Bbq Pork Bun, plus it's cheaper too! A must-try!!

Tim Ho Wan Menu:

I was surprised on how affordable everything on the menu is. Their dishes range from P90-P190 only! I can't wait to try other dimsum and the remaining Big 4 Heavenly Kings items like Pan Fried Carrot Cake, Steamed Egg Cake and Vermicelli Roll w/ Pig's Liver.

Here are some of Tim Ho Wan's other dimsum items:

Tim Ho Wan Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Tim Ho Wan
Ground Floor, SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City


  1. pickyEaterMay 23, 2014

    A lot of reviewers are always saying that the prices are cheap, some would even say "dirt cheap", but if you will really look at it, Tim Ho Wan is one of the more expensive Dimsum restaurants here in Manila.

  2. Because people always love to pretend they can afford luxury. Notice how they quickly they get the latest iPhones when they don't really need and upgrade. Plus, it could be a sponsored review.

  3. Ugh, still haven't visited this place to think that Megamall is just a few meters away from where I live. Gusto ko ng pork buns! I swear I'll drop by kapag konti lang ang pila.

  4. Agreed, Php150 for 4 pieces dimsum. HAHAHA! Pretentious.

  5. Food interestedApril 04, 2015

    Where do you see the list of michelin starred restaurants in philippines? As far as I know, where is none. at least none in the global michelin guide 2015. would just be nice to know, next time we travel to philippines.


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