In great news for dumpling lovers everywhere (well, mostly those who live in Sydney), legendary dim sum haven Tim Ho Wan has opened in Chatswood.
The dumpling dynasty that in recent years has spread across South East Asia as rapidly as an STD on schoolies (a delicious, delicious STD) is the cheapest Michelin starred restaurant in the world. Which means you can get ya fancy eats and Instagram worthy pics, without the price tag.
Fans will need to be prepared to wait, though. Those who got in first on Saturday’s opening at 10am had been waiting since the ungodly hour of 6am, which isn’t as long as people have waited for an iPhone, but considering the fact this particular good lasts only as long as it takes you to chew and swallow, is pretty crazy. Having said that, with nearly 7,000 likes on their Australian Facebook page already it’s unlikely the queues will thin any time soon.
If you are planning on heading over to Chatswood, get your elastic waist pants ready; the 25 choice menu is as packed full of delicious goodness as a swollen, freshly made dumpling. All your favourites are there, (think pork buns and prawn dumplings) as well as ‘quirky’ desserts like egg cakes and (as if cake wasn’t delicious enough already) pan fried carrot cake. That’s right, now we’re frying cake.
Hate to wait? Busy Sydneysiders will be happy to hear a reservation option will be available in coming months at the George Street store. Which means if you’re not the kind of person willing to wait an hour and a half for your dumpling needs (where are your priorities?), you can still get in on the action.
And if you’re not from Sydney (or you are, but can’t be effed going out West) don’t worry – in the coming months the Chatswood store will be joined by an outlet on George Street, a joint in Melbourne’s Chinatown and something for Brisbane dumpling lovers too.
But how cheap is cheap? Well, even students won’t be ruled out by bargain prices like $6.80 for three pork buns.
We’ll see you all there.
Tim Ho Wan is located at Corner of Victoria Avenue and Railway Street, Chatswood. Open daily from March 28, from 10am to 9pm.
Title image via THW FB.