Tim Ho Wan Bangkok opens

Famous Hong Kong dim sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan has opened its first Thailand eatery – in downtown Bangkok.

Tim Ho Wan Bangkok is located in the Terminal 21 shopping centre at Asoke. When it opened its doors this week it drew queues of hundreds of people eager to try the famous dim sum creations of founder Chef Mak.

Affectionately referred to as “the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant”, Tim Ho Wan Bangkok is offering meals it says are even cheaper than at its original branch.


The restaurant features a menu of 25 dim sum dishes, including the four most popular: baked bun with barbecue pork, pan fried radish cake, fluffy steamed egg cake and vermicelli roll with pig’s liver – all priced between 80 and 120 baht ($2.20 and $3.35).

Chef Mak opened the first Tim Ho Wan in Mongkok in 2009, a small eatery with just 30 seats located in a virtual back alley. It was later awarded a one star Michelin rating.

He launched the venture after turning his back on a career with a three star fine dining restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong called Lung King Heen.

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