Tim Ho Wan Unveils their 9th Outlet at Great World City. With the mall revamped and adding many new tenants, Great World City is one mall you should visit, especially now that Tim Ho Wan has much more variety and improved quality in the food served and the menu is newly revamped, much to my liking. I was definitely pleasantly surprised at the improvement in standard as I wasn’t a fan of THW prior to this tasting. The new menu is applies across all 9 outlets so you’ll be sure to find one near your hood. Outlets are namely – Great World City, Jurong Point, 18 Tai Seng, Pacific Plaza, I12 Katong, Citylink Mall, Lavendar Aperia, Jurong Westgate, and Plaza Singapura.
Let’s dive right into the dishes which we tried, most I would say have made it to my top must-order items:
1. BBQ Pork Rice Rolls ($5.50) Supposedly, the Chef actually blended 4 different types of flour fo this. Always a crowd pleaser, there are the usual flavors to choose from depending on your liking. (BBQ Pork, Prawn, or Mushroom)
2. Baked BBQ Pork Buns ($5.80) – Im sure this isn’t new to many of you. I loved every bite of the sweetness BBQed meat interior, and the fluffy Bun exterior with a coating of sweetness. A bite of heaven, is what you have to order.
3. This is a star star star item. Honestly speaking, I wasn’t expecting a burst of flavor into this Spinach Dumplings with Prawn ($4.80). The crystal skin is ever so thin, and the mixture of the filling is definitely more flavorful than you imagine. Prawns are fresh and juicy and well paired with the spinach. If you’re expecting a bland dumpling, you will be surprised!
4. Prawn & Pork Dumplings ($4.80), probably more commonly known as Siew Mai, or Siu Mai. It has a good mix of minced pork and prawns and I didn’t taste any “porky” taste which is sometimes present in Siew Mais bought elsewhere.
5. *NEW* Hong Kong Braised Beef Soup Noodle ($8.80) – The beef is the star of this dish. The Chef specially selects beef meat and tendons which have been braised for 3 hours in special Tim Ho Wan sauce really does melt your mouth. It is nothing like those unbreakable chewy sort of Beef in this heartwarming bowl of Beef Soup Noodle. Personally not a Hong Kong springy noodle fan, the beef and soup alone was enough to make me reach out for more.
6. *NEW* Pork Dumplings in Hot & Spicy Sauce ($6.00) – The wanton skin is thin and silky and minced pork filling was not lacking. Love this dish as this is always a must order for me at Dim Sum joints. These dumplings are tossed in Tim Ho Wan’s red-hot chili oil and spicy sauce made from 18 different herbs and spices.
7. *NEW* Glutinous Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf($5.80) – The rice was perfectly gooey, making sure no hard crispy parts on the side, or parts of the dish lacking in flavor, as per what we will expect. Consistency of rich flavor is spread across the whole dish and there are juicy mushroom, meat chunks, and chestnut inside this sticky rice wrapped in fragrant lotus leaves.
8. Pan-fried Radish Cake ($5.00)- Made with generous portions of fresh radish, is it now harder to kiap them up with your chopsticks alone, so prep your spoons so you don’t break them before it hits your mouth. Pan fried to golden perfection, this is a classic favorite.
9. *NEW* Spicy Fried Rice ($7.50) – The spice was just enough for me. Slightly spicy but not too over to reach out for a cup of water. ( I am a “small spicy” for MLXG, for comparison’s sake) Fragrant pearls of rice are tossed and fried with fresh egg, edamame and lap cheong (chinese sausage) with a final spicy kick and I loved it that the vege inside wasn’t long beans. The edamame adds to the unique overall texture of this whole dish.
10. *NEW* Sesame Balls with Molten Salted Egg($4.50)- Sesame balls are fragrant and with that, get ready for an explosion of tasty, molten salted egg filling coming your way. Be prepared to get your hands dirty if you’d like that Instagrammable shot of the molten flowing salted egg.
11. *NEW* Chrysanthemum Aloe Vera Jelly ($4.50)*- A nice cooling treat to end off the meal. Chrysanthemum has a nice natural floral scent and is a perfect match when paired with iced aloe vera jelly. The new menu also includes many other desserts which we will aim to try the next time.
12. Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts ($4.50) – This, will be gone in a few mouthfuls, so if you’re in a big group, be sure to grab them fast. One bite happiness with golden silky-smooth egg custard in mini buttery, crumbly pastry cups.
Overall, am loving everything here so far and will be back for more for a taste of the other dishes and desserts. Head down with a few friends for your meal today and let me know if you share the same sentiments!
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