Tim Ho Wan SM City North Edsa is now open!

The dimsum gods heard my prayers when I wished that Tim Ho Wan will open more branches aside from SM Megamall. I’ve been wanting to dine their branch in SM Megamall but the lines were always discouraging me to line up. Months later, it’s confirmed that Tim Ho Wan will be opening a branch in SM City North Edsa, it will be beside Project Pie at the mall’s main building.

tim ho wan sm city north edsa

The line was manageable when we went there last night, waiting time is only 30 minutes. When we got in, the place was bustling, staff were busy delivering trays of dimsum in every table. It is a no-frills place, just sit at your table, fill out the order slip, hand them to the staff and wait for your orders to arrive. We hurriedly filled out the order slip found on our table so that we can finally sink our teeth on those precious baked pork buns!

Order slip looks like this, you can ask for a pen from the staff.

Tim Ho Wan menu

The first to arrive on our table was these Baked Buns with BBQ Pork. These buns are worth lining up for! We already tried this in their first branch in Hong Kong where they earned their Michelin star. We lined up very early for that!

Read more: Tim Ho Wan: cheapest Michelin starred restaurant in Hong Kong

Baked Buns with BBQ Pork

Baked Buns with BBQ Pork, 3 pcs. for Php 145

We’ve tried these buns for take-out but they weren’t as good as the ones eaten inside Tim Ho Wan. I learned that they must be eaten within 10 minutes. I guess we enjoyed it a lot, the buns stayed on the plate for only 2 minutes :p

tim ho wan baked buns with bbq pork

I like the sweet crumbly top of the buns that goes well with the flavorful bbq pork buns.

Soft and crunchy at the same time, complemented with tender barbecue pork and sweet sauce, inexplicably delicious!

We also had the Prawn Dumplings. They serve it the Pinoy way, they have calamansi on the side. In HK, they don’t have calamansi and we only have to dip it in soy sauce. I like it better here because I can make my own “sawsawan”, hehe.

tim ho wan Prawn Dumplings

Prawn Dumplings, 4 pcs. for Php 160

I love how it is filled with plump shrimps. The skin is not that thick, just right to hold the filling.

We also had Vermicceli Roll with Shrimp, yes we love shrimp too much. There are other vermicelli rolls variety such as with pig liver, with BBQ pork, and with beef.

tim ho wan Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp

Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp, 3 pcs. for Php 190

Tim Ho Wan doesn’t scrimp on shrimp! You can indeed find shrimps, a generous portion at that!

tim ho wan vermicelli roll with shrimp

Aside from ramen, dimsum is also in my family’s food group.

tim ho wan sm city north edsa

Because the Baked Buns with BBQ Pork are worth lining up for, this cutie will be back at Tim Ho Wan in no time.

tim ho wan sm city north edsa

Tim Ho Wan 
SM City North Edsa
Upper Ground Floor, Main Building

Comments

  1. jen manansala says:

    Nice post sis Badet!…I haven’t tried it yet, and now i’m craving!…All the foods looks soooo delicious, good to know that there’s Tim Ho Wan at SM North now. thanks! 🙂

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    Badet Reply:

    Malapit na sa atin di ba?

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  2. wow.. lining up for 30 minutes and more … this could be a real deal… the food must be that worthy to wait for.. i would definitely try this .. 😀

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  3. It’s nice that Tim Ho Wan is finally here and they are opening more branches. I’ll try this one real soon.

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  4. Now, I’m confused. From my office mates reaction about Tim Ho Wan, he told me that it’s better to eat in the “dirty” chinese resto in Binondo. But reading from this post, I am wanting the baked buns and the Vermicelli rolls with shrimp. Maybe I should line up and try it myself.

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  5. Wow meron na din sa SM North! I super love their congee and steamed egg cake. My kids love the pork buns too! 😀

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  6. Wow! very crowded ang place. Good thing the establishment had opened a new branch at SM City North Edsa. Iwas pila na siguro dito.

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  7. Angelic Sinova says:

    Everything loos so yummy! I seriously LOVE dumplings, especially chicken dumplings! Those Baked Buns with BBQ Pork sound super good, I’m love to try them some day <3

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  8. I will admit that here in the US, I haven’t been able to find anything that looks as yummy as this when it comes to Asian cuisine. In my town we are limited to the good ole Chinese buffet. Those shrimp rolls looked delicious!

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  9. Yay! Tim Ho Wan is expanding. Less queue for Megamall, I hope. hehehe. 🙂

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  10. Ron Leyba says:

    Great foods indeed. Looks really delicious. Those buns looks yummy. Too bad there is no such food place near at our place.

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  11. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    Wow, the place looks so busy! I love that it’s family friendly though and the food looks great.

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  12. Do they have other flavors of their Baked Buns? Because I don’t each much pork right now and I’d appreciate if they have more flavors for me to eat! 😀

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    Badet Reply:

    Jonas, they only have pork fillings for the buns. But for their dimsum, there are plenty of choices for non-pork eaters.

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  13. Everything looks great! I’ve only been to Dim Sum twice now, but my favorite are definitely the pork buns and scallion pancakes. I also LOVE congee, so when I see that come by I grab it immediately. I’ve never been to a dim sum place that has an order form though- the two that I’ve tried just come by with carts of various items and a form like you got would make it so much easier to choose!

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  14. I think the highlight for me would be the pork buns too, without a doubt. That’s exactly my kind of fave!

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  15. I want to try that resto, but 30 minutes waiting?….hmmm well see hahaha

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  16. OMG you are making me so hungry right now! Everything looks amazing! I hope one day I get the opportunity to visit this restaurant one day!

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  17. I’ve never had dimsum before. The new restaurant looks like it’s going to be a happenin’ spot! I’d eat there, if everyone raves about it too!

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  18. I have never heard of this restaurant before!! This looks lit would be right up my husband’s alley!

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  19. The baked buns are really worth lining up for. It’s also nice that it has more branches in Manila now.

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  20. Everything looks so yummy ♥ I need some asian cuisine in my life!!!

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  21. Dimsum is so delicious! I really need to find a good Dimsum place where I live! I really want some baked buns now!

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  22. 30 minutes isn’t too long to wait for good food. Those buns look really nice – I don’t eat pork though.

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  23. Great photos! You are making me miss Chinese food a lot! 🙂 Hope to be back in the PH soon.

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  24. Looks like a great place to hang out with family! I have had dimsum a few times and loved it!

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  25. Omg the pictures of the food you posted looks beyond delicious!!! I love BBQ pork buns and unfortunately where I live I can’t get them anywhere 🙁

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  26. Nakita ko nga yan na open na kaya lang nung nasa SM kami, tamad na kami pumila..hehe. Next time na lang.

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  27. Oh my gosh, is your daughter ever cute! So sweet. I’ve got two girls around that age and it’s nice to see another little lady behaving through a meal! Our oldest would try to run around -_- lol
    This food looks fantastic. I love shrimp as well so this would be my kind of place!

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  28. Ooo, yummy! I’ve tried Dim Sum once here in Austin, Texas, and it was a great experience. I thought the order cards were totally confusing, but other than that, I really enjoyed all of the food and the atmosphere!

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  29. Michelle Hwee says:

    How cool! It looks really crowded. I actually have dim sum all the time, I’m from NYC and its quite popular. Thanks for sharing! It was fun to read 🙂

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  30. We’ve been there tons of times but in Megamall! Haha! Their food is super yummy as in!

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