When Tim Ho Wan opened in Manhattan last year, the lines were insane, often stretching around the block. Why the fuss? The original location of this Hong Kong-based dim sum chain was the cheapest restaurant in the world to win a Michelin Star — and it’s beloved across Asia.
Tim Ho Wan serves classics as well as less-familiar dishes, from chicken feet to har gow and lo mai gai. But unlike many NYC dim sum restaurants, at Tim Ho Wan, there are no servers wheeling carts of food. It’s menu ordering only.
In this episode of Cult Following, host Serena Dai picks up a friend and stops by the first New York City branch of this Chinese spot to see if these dumplings are worth the wait.