Tim Ho Wan started very modestly as a 20 seat restaurant in Mongkok -- which is a really awesome city and one of the most crowded places in the World and when you are there you feel as if any moment you are going to witness a Triad gun fight or find yourself thrown into a tricky nostalgic, heart wrenching Wong Kar Wai romance. But that is Hong Kong and this is Bangkok.
Tim Ho Wan was rewarded a Michelin Star which means that someone who has superior taste buds to you and me thinks it is really good (how do you get that job??). Tim Ho Wan has expanded all over South East Asia. It is considered to be very reasonable priced for such a well reviewed restaurant. Think of the Selfie Opportunities!
It is located in Terminal 21 on the 3rd floor.
The prices are indeed quite reasonable and (sadly) not any more expensive than your average shopping mall eatery these days (where did you go 2004? Come back to me!). The table setup and restaurant decorations are reminiscent of the Japanese chain Hachiban Ramen. On the table you have Chinese style chili sauce, vinegar, soy sauce and white pepper powder.
I ordered, Beancurd Skin with Pork and Shrimp 120 baht, Pork Dumpling with Shrimp (shaomai) 120 baht and Prawn Dumpling (har gow) 130 baht. With a drink and all the add on charges and VAT it came out to around 500 baht.
So how did it taste?
Well, it tasted very fresh and not loaded with msg. However, it was not even close to the best dim sum I ever tasted. And I thought it was still a bit expensive. It makes for a nice brunch.