Where to Bring Grandma: Tim Ho Wan @ Westgate

Family lunch and grandma was craving for dim sum! So we scooted off to Westgate, where we knew of a family favourite – Tim Ho Wan!

The thing is, Tim Ho Wan requires all family members to be present before allocating you a seat. We understand this policy as it’s a popular place. Can’t have everyone waiting around for too long. The wait for our turn wasn’t too long either, as the staff were really efficient.

We ordered Pork Congee with Century Egg and Salted Egg (not pictured), as well as Hong Kong Style Boat Congee, which we haven’t tried before. We were surprised when it was served, as it was plain congee with a separate dish containing dried fish skin, peanuts, coriander, and the crispy “lou hei” crackers. My grandma she liked the congee as it was a refreshing taste.

Next up there was BBQ Pork Vermicelli Roll, which was really delicious as well – bacon bits and pork bits – yum.

Please pardon this next photo below as my hungry family cut it before I could snap a photo. Carrot cake.

Here’s the ultimate heavenly king in my opinion – Baked BBQ Pork Buns! Yummy. My grandma thought it was fried and didn’t want to eat it. We explained to her it was baked, and she ate it. By the way, my family was so funny. I made a trip to the washroom and when I came back, there was another 3 Baked BBQ Pork Buns. I asked them why did they order the pork buns again, and my brother replied that grandma wanted the normal char siew pau with white skin. Tim Ho Wan does not serve normal char siew pau with white skin, friends! Gosh!

Next up, we had Beancurd Skin with Shrimp. Another yum!

Not forgetting the poster boy and girl of dim sum – siew mai and har kau.

This is Beancurd Skin with Pork & Shrimp – I didn’t eat it but I imagine it must be flavourful since it’s so well-soaked.

My brother wanted egg tarts, which I don’t get why. These are really small ones.

I approve of these sesame balls… because…

….it’s loaded with runny salted egg! What a lovely surprise!

Every meal at Tim Ho Wan has been a good one. I probably won’t be eating it anytime soon, since it will be quite “gelat”, but yes, will be back definitely, after a few months!

Tim Ho Wan
3 Gateway Drive
Singapore 608532


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