Tim Ho Wan is a Hong Kong-based dim sum restaurant that has made history in the Michelin Guide. The restaurant was started by two chefs, Chef Mak Kwai Pui and Chef Leung Fai Keung, in 2009. Chef Mak Kwai Pui, who was formerly from the prestigious three Michelin-starred restaurant Lung King Heen in Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel, brought his expertise in dim sum to the restaurant.
Tim Ho Wan’s first restaurant had only 20 seats, but it quickly gained popularity for serving high-quality dim sum at affordable prices. In 2010, just a year after its opening, the restaurant was awarded one Michelin star, which was a significant achievement for a small, humble eatery.
Over the years, Tim Ho Wan continued to expand and open new branches, each of which also earned its own Michelin star. This made Tim Ho Wan the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, according to some sources.
Today, Tim Ho Wan has branches in different parts of the world, including Singapore, the Philippines, and the United States.
Despite its expansion, the restaurant has remained committed to serving high-quality dim sum at affordable prices. Its success and recognition in the Michelin Guide have made it a destination for foodies all over the world.