Often lauded as the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, Tim Ho Wan is the brainchild of chef Mak Kwai Pui, formerly of prestigious three-Michelin-starred Lung King Heen restaurant in Hong Kong, and fellow chef Leung Fai Keung. 

In a true story of success sprouted from the humblest of beginnings, the brand has grown exponentially from its initial incarnation as a 20-seater hole-in-the-wall in Mongog, Hong Kong. Today it stands proud as a global brand boasting 45 branches spanning from Tokyo to Melbourne. 

Incredible food at affordable prices is the philosophy behind this much-lauded eatery, where punters can expect simple design and old-school vibes that let the food do the talking. Tim Ho Wan’s unpretentious fit-outs belie truly mouthwatering culinary delights – and it’s all centred on the humble dim sum, said to have originated in teahouses along the Silk Route.

For the uninitiated, dim sum refers to a selection of bite-sized offerings – the Chinese version of the canapé, if you will – traditionally served along with tea

In fact, Tim Ho Wan restaurants often see hungry fans from Singapore to New York queuing outside to wrap their lips around its famed pork buns. These signature pork buns – that’s baked, not steamed – are enticing for their deliciously unique texture. According to Tim Ho Wan’s chefs, on their renowned pork bun, “Its exterior is crumbly and fluffy, while the inside is oozing barbecued pork which imparts a sweet-salty contrasting taste.”

We invite You to experience Tim Ho Wan Australia. 

Tim Ho Wan Baked BBQ Pork Bun

FUN tim ho wan FACTS

Our Most popular dish: Baked BBQ Pork Buns

Tim Ho Wan Locations across the globe: 45

The wait for a table at Tim Ho Wan’s Melbourne opening: 3 hours

Average number of Baked BBQ Pork Buns sold in Melbourne daily: 1725