With an entourage of 8 adults, 1 preschooler and 1 toddler, we know it's quite impossible to queue, wait for 1-2 hours, and squeeze into this small dim sum place, but we were so eager to try the 1-michellin star dim sum, hence, we cheated and ordered take- away. Mind you even for take-away, we had to wait for 1/2 hour for them to prepare but I'm not complaining. Meanwhile we ate in one of the Char Chan Teng near this establisment to kill time and to partially fill our stomach while waiting for them to churn out hot dim sums.
We went to Yau Ma Tei, it opens at 10am, but queue started way earlier. We filled up the order form and pay and came back 1/2 hour to collect. Service was prompt, nothing friendly and we somewhat expected that, after all we are in HK!
The tricky part is to look for a place to eat. I'm not going to give you any suggestions here as we did it quite 'illegally'. Back to the dim sum, MUST order are the BBQ pork buns and the Osmanthus jelly. Turnip cake is forgettable and har gow and siew mai are above average.
According the staff, there is few branches around, IFC Mall, Sham Sui Po, North Point, but nothing beats this original Mongkok Branch.
To get here, alight at Ya Ma Tei MTR or if you are taking bus - stop at Kwong Wah Hospital.
If you are in HK, you gotta eat dim sum, and if you eat dim sum, it gotta to be Tim Ho Wan for its affordability and its taste. Afterall, when do you get to eat a 1-Michellin star restaurant for a fraction of price?