My sisters brought me to Tim Ho Wan-BGC during my visit to Manila last Summer. This is a Michelin star dim sum restaurant from Hong Kong which has numerous locations across Asia, Australia and now have their first New York City location which opened December 2016.


I haven’t tried their restaurant in East Village since I have heard waiting times there is horrendous and the food does not really compare to the ones they serve in Asia.

My experience in their BGC location in Manila was great however. Their menu is written on the paper mat on the table with photos and description of the food. Price range from P120 – P160 which is about 3 – 4 US dollars pretty cheap for a Michelin star restuarant. It is best to eat with a group so you get to sample as much of their dim sum offerings.

These are what we had for our early lunch.

We tried their famous Baked Bun with BBQ Pork P145


Prawn Dumpling P160


Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling P140


Beef Ball with Beancurd Skin P120


Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp P120


Fresh Greens with Oyster Sauce P180


Stir Fried Chow Mein P130


Congee P140


Everything we had was good, my favorite was the baked bun and the wasabi salad prawn dumpling since this is something I don’t usually see in other dim sum places. We got two orders of each item above except for the congee and chow mein. Serving was more than enough for our party of 5 girls. I had jasmine tea with my meal which is standard drink in any dim sum place. What I like about the food here is that is tastes fresh and not like something that has been sitting in a cart for awhile and it comes to your table piping hot.

I would come and eat here again, not sure if I will at their NYC location though.