Tim Ho Wan

They refer to themselves as “the dim-sum specialists,” and certainly, a meal here will give you the truest sense of Cantonese cooking. With five locations in the city, you can probably find one close to your hotel. Known for their baked BBQ pork bun, the vermicelli roll stuffed with pig’s liver, a pan-fried turnip cake and a steamed egg cake, trying these four alone would be worth the trip. Is it that much better than what you’d find in Richmond, BC or the San Gabriel Valley? Probably not. I’m not even sure how they garnered a Michelin star, but I do know that the so pei char siu bao (sugar-topped BBQ pork bun) and har gao (steamed shrimp dumplings) are well worth the trip. No reservations.

Tim Ho Wan (5 locations)

Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central, Hong Kong; (852) 2332 3078

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