Eating good food for a cheap price may seem like a contradiction for some, after all, there are many costs to consider: ingredients, labor and tax are just some. Dining at any famed Michelin-starred restaurant may seem out of reach for many because of their extravagant price points. However, as previously mentioned in our affordable Michelin-starred guide, it’s not impossible to achieve. Now, one of the most famed, if not most famous dim sum chains in the world, Tim Ho Wan, has opened its doors in New York City.

Opening in Mongkok, Hong Kong in 2009, the chain shocked the world when it was awarded a Michelin-star for its dim sum offerings, becoming the most affordable culinary establishment to earn the honor at the time (the honor now belongs to Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle in Singapore.) The New York City opening marks the first time Chef Mak Kwai-Pui has stepped foot into the United States and anywhere outside of Asia and Australia.

The menu will feature the restaurant’s most established dishes like har gow (steamed shrimp dumplings), siu mai (steamed pork dumplings with shrimp), and cha siu bao (BBQ pork buns) in addition to others. As is the case with most new store openings, there will probably be a line. The eatery opens today, December 15.

Tim Ho Wan
85 Fourth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

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