On mothers day yum cha restaurants around Melbourne are filled with people. Sharing delicious food with your family at cheap prices is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon. Tim Ho Wan is a good option considering it’s one of the cheapest Michelin star restaurants in the world. And that’s a big title. The food is fresh, they make handmade dim sum and you can’t go past the delicious and internationally renowned baked BBQ pork buns.
So naturally the first thing we ordered was a serve of the baked BBQ pork buns. The pork was tender with a sticky sweet bbq sauce encased in a baked light crumbly bun.
The ol’ trusty pork and prawn sui mai is always a favourite and these were no different. They were juicy and delicious.
Egg white in a spring roll was new to me. The skin was thin and perfectly crispy and filled with fluffy egg white and a few bits of veg. Love.
The bean curd skin roll was tasty and filled with pork and shrimp. The bean curd casing was nice and thin and it was covered in a tasty sweet soy sauce.
The crispy deep fried dumplings were delicious and were filled with big chunks of prawn. They had a wasabi mayo on top which had a good kick. One of my faves.
The vermicelli rolls were great. The ones we tried were not filled, instead covered in a sesame sauce then drizzled with a peanut sauce. It was delicious. I usually order the vermicelli rolls filled with meat, but this was a lovely vegetarian version.
The steamed egg cake was a super soft and fluffy sponge cake that had a beautiful brown sugar flavour.
I tried the hot barley drink and it was delish. It was like a hot tea but had a sweetened rice taste. Perfect for a cold day
At peak dining hours there is always a long line out the door. But don’t be deterred, the line moves pretty fast.
I heart Tim Ho Wan!