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This Noodle Shop Has a Michelin Star but Its Most Expensive Dish is Just $5.40

Tim Ho Wan

Michelin stars are awarded to the crème de la crème, top tier restaurants of the world. More often than not, this translates to expensive establishments. However, the cheapest Michelin Star restaurant is a dim sum joint named Tim Ho Wan.

Located in Hong Kong, Tim Ho Wan defies Michelin stereotypes. It’s a hole-in-the-wall experience that offers most dishes for $1.50 and under without sacrificing taste, from crispy pork buns to steamed rice noodle rolls. As for the restaurant’s most expensive dish, diners will have to shell out a cool $5.40 for noodles that (we can only assume) are superb.

Even though the joint has been much busier ever since their star was awarded, they don’t plan on racking up prices anytime soon. Sure the decor might be lacking, but that’s not what Tim Ho Wan is about. The restaurant’s focus on simply excellent dim sum speaks for itself.

H/T Reddit + Picthx Tim Ho Wan

By Cameron Simcik

Cameron is a Philadelphia native who is borderline obsessed with chocolate, coffee and sushi. She writes for TheFW and The Daily Meal, and making a mean chocolate chip cookie is her specialty. She also tries pizza everywhere she travels in hopes someday she'll become one of those cool pizza snobs.

2 replies on “This Noodle Shop Has a Michelin Star but Its Most Expensive Dish is Just $5.40”

I went to this restaurant earlier this year while in HK. We made the mistake of ordering 5 or 6 things with the impression that they would be little tastes. Massive portions, each the size of a main. All delicious, but beware that you get A LOT for your money.

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