Tim Ho Wan

G/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Tim Ho Wan
4.2
4.0 Stars

429 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 172
  • 4 stars 180
  • 3 stars 66
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 6
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Category:
Chinese
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6324708836

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
6

Tim Ho Wan, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. FOODEE CRAWL Stop #2: Limited Time Only! Tim Ho Wan's NEW Chef's Specials: Salted Egg Fish Skin - generous pieces of fish skin coated in tangy, crumbly salted egg yolk sauce. Guaranteed that this will not be good for sharing. I see myself ordering this and snacking away while enjoying the view of people walking and doing their holiday shopping.

Fish Cake Laksa Noodles - served in a small bowl, but don't let the size fool you. This is filled with noodles, fish cake and a few pieces of vegetables. The soup is quite strong, flavorful and spicy. Can get hot, so pair it with some cold barley drink.

Salt & Pepper Tofu with Chinese Vegetable - small squares of fried tofu topped with seqsoning.

Golden Fried Shrimp Balls - Soft shrimps coated in fried noodles. This was gone in seconds. Very good starter dish or a way to ensure division among fellow diners. You will be fighting for that last piece, that's for sure.

Traditional Steamed Pumpkin Cake - soft, almost gelatinous in texture but still retaining that distinct root crop taste, sitting pretty on top of some light soy. Healthy and satisfying, pair it with the laksa. Recommended dishes only available for a limited time, so get your fill at your nearest THW branch.

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Salie D.
4.0 Stars
7

During the Looloo food crawl with Foodee Global Concepts and co Looloo reviewers. 128525
This was our second stop that definitely made me so excited to try the New Chef's special Menu.

I honestly feel that whatever they'll come up with, it must be delicious and it indeed didn't disappoint me!
The deep fried Fish skin with Salted Egg P120 and Crispy Golden Shrimp Balls P150 made it to my top 2! 128525
Both dishes were light and crispy.
I personally love the fried shredded Wanton wrapper in Golden Shrimp Balls. You'll enjoy eating it as we did.

Once you try it, I'm sure you'll be as lurk as I am to these two plus get to try the Fish Cake Laksa Noodle Soup, it's spicy good and has a strong curry flavor.

Pumpkin Cake is like a Filipino coconut desserts just less sticky and sweet with a Pumpkin flavor.

Salt & Pepper Tofu is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

Thank you so much Jessica G Roegan T

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
7

This internationally acclaimed Michelin star franchise remains to be one of the most promising brands to enter Philippines shores. Since arriving May of 2014, they now have close to 10 locations.

Recently, I was invited via a Looloo rendezvous to indulge in their newest line up of offerings dubbed as Chef’s Specials. It features 5 dishes inspired by different countries where Tim Ho Wan are currently present.

Amongst the list, the Crispy Golden Shrimp Balls were the most popular. It was gone in seconds after it landed in our ‘eating’ table. As you know there is always a separate area for photoshoot. These balls are wrapped wonderfully with wonton shreds and comes with delightful sweet chili sauce.

My personal favorite was the Deep Fried Salted Egg Fish Skin. Go ahead and dip a handful of unbelievably crisp seabass skins, loaded with salted egg powder in vinegar! Heaven on earth!

Fish Cake Laksa Noodle Soup, an Indonesian specialty now in Manila. It’s a bowl of strong flavors mixed with noodles and seafood- curry, coconut and other spices. If you’re the type that looks for heat when dining out, this one is for you!

Other notable pieces include Salt and Pepper Tofu in Chinese Vegetable, a fitting choice for vegetarians and the Traditional Steamed Pumpkin Cake, a filling dimsum that combines sweet and savory tastes.

These value for money Chef Specials won’t be around long. So if I were you, a visit soon must be planned.

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Raisa Z.
5.0 Stars

I was so excited to try the new dishes from Tim Ho Wan... and clearly it didn't disappoint.

We tried 5 new items: Deep fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg (120), Crispy Golden Shrimp Balls (150), Fish Cake Laksa Noodle Soup (180), Salt & Pepper Tofu (150), and Traditional Steamed Pumpkin Cake (120).

My top 3 were -

Cripsy Golden Shrimp Balls
I super loveeee this dimsum, I hope it stays in the menu.

Fish Cake Laksa Noodle Soup
The soup based was a bit too strong in terms of the spicyness (for some) but since I love spicy food, this is a winner for me! Spicy laksa is a good deal.

Deep fried fish skin with Salted Egg
Matched with vinegar... It is like eating chicharon, super crispy yet not so sinful (recommended for my parents when they're craving for something crispy)

Must come back, since the dishes are available for a limited time only.

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Herl C.
4.0 Stars
10

I still remember the days when Tim Ho Wan started venturing out in the Philippines restaurant scene, people were crazy falling in line because of their famous pork bun. I belong to those crowd who also went hyped to try their dishes. Then recently, I received an invite for a foodcrawl that Tim Ho Wan was included in the event!

Part of our looloo rendevoos, we visited this restaurant next after dining in at Mesa alongside with other fellow reviewers. Thanks again Roegan T and Jessica G inviting me.

For this event, we tried the "Chef's Special" which is available for a limited time only. I would review them for the ones I liked the most to the least:

▫️Crispy Golden Shrimp Balls
I really liked the crispiness of the shredded fried wanton that went well with the shrimp balls. Flavors were good, not too oily, and best with the chili & sweet sauce.

▫️Deep-fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg
Salted egg flavor has become a trend in chips as well as in fish skins. The crispiness of this was just right. I liked it so much but I hardly tasted the salted egg flavor.

▫️Salt and Pepper Tofu with Chinese Vegetables
I also liked this one. The tofu was seasoned well that created a good match with the Chinese veggies. The taste was light on my taste buds.

▫️Fish Cake Laksa Noodle Soup
For me, chili was overpowering the taste of the soup. You'd love this if you like Laksa. I found the noodles too soft for my preference.

▫️Traditional Steamed Pumpkin Cake
I think I found this dish a bit unusual because I have a love-hate relationship with pumpkin. I like it when cooked in a different style but not in a cake form. We all thought that this one was sweet but it was cooked differently.

All of these dishes start from P120 to P180 only which is quite affordable for a Chinese restaurant. I'm sure I'll come back for the two dishes mentioned above.

Thank you Foodee Global Concepts, Tim
Ho Wan, and looloo app for the awesome Part 2 of our Foodcrawl. ♥️

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Charlzz C.
4.0 Stars
10

Second installment of the 4/4 #FoodeeCrawl sponsored by Foodee Global Concepts ,Tim Ho Wan Ph and Looloo App.

This is my first review of Tim Ho Wan Mega tho I've been here several times having their popular staples.This time we were invited to try their new dishes.

"the Chef Specials"

128024Salt and Pepper Tofu in Chinese Vegetable- fried tofu topped in seasonal vegetables ,the time we tastetested it ,the veggies was spinach.Tidbits of beancurd so simple yet flavorful the addition of the spinach gave more boost to its taste.

128024Traditional steamed pumpkin cake not everybody's favorite but for my preference it's great. I'm used to eating or even frying pumpkin cake but this time its steamed,more healthy ,I like the delicate soft texture and subtle flavors of both savory and sweetness of the pumpkin cake.

128024Fish cake Laksa Noodle Soup- the first time I heard laksa in Tim Ho Wan,I was a bit astonished .Laksa in a Cantonese restaurant? But as the host guide as to the menu,their laksa dish was inspired from their branch in Indonesia.The gravylike broth of seafood,curry and coconut were flatout great.The amount of heat was on the mark not that irritating to the belly.I liked that they put some tofu skin which is very Southeast Asian together with Asian long beans or sitaw.Will come back for this next week!

Crispy Golden Shrimp balls- a darling of the crowd shrimp balls coated with wonton shreds and deep fried.Incongruos textures of crispy ,bouncy and meaty yet became a cohesive unit.Very good with some sweet chilli sauce.

Deep fried salted egg fish skin - crispy sea bass skin combined with
the flavorful salted egg.A dish influenced by the food trend in Singapore.

Will definitely come back for these items are for a limited run only. Still zeroing in for that laksa.128522128513

Thanks Foodee Global,Tim Ho Wan Ph and Looloo team.

128024= favorites

#tseeboogASIANO128024
#simpleyetTRUE🦁🦁

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
6

2nd stop, my 1st stop of Looloo’s Foodee Global Crawl at Mega. I was late and embarrassed to join them on their first leg. They were at Mesa and then I joined them at THW. 128514

Tim Ho Wan currently offers 6 new dishes for people try out and is available until November. We got to taste 5 out of 6 dishes and I’ve ranked it from my favorite to least favorite.

Crispy Golden Shrimp Balls (Php 150) love love this dish. I always order this in other restaurants if they have one. Cause I love shrimp balls like this most especially if it is deep fried.

Fish Cake Laksa Noodle Soup (Php 180) i found the noodles too soft though. I really prefer my noodles with some bite to it. But i love its spiciness despite not being a fan of spicy food. Not to overwhelming that doesn’t burn.

Deep Fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg (Php 120) who doesn’t love fried skin. But it just a hint of salted egg for me. Yet i still liked how crispy and light it was.

Salt & Pepper Tofu with Chinese Vegetables (Php 150) i liked it was seasoned. I like more flavor to any tofu dish.

Traditional Steam Pumpkin Cake (Php 120) I’ve never been a fan of this kind of gelatinous cake. Unless if it’s sweet or dessert type. The others liked it so I’m sure it’s a good dish to try.

Catch this dishes while it lasts. I will for sure come back for the first two dishes mentioned above. Also the laksa does run out from time to time to make sure to visit them during their opening or before dinner to get a taste of it.

Thank you again Roegan T and Jessica G for having me.

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FoodventuresByFrapao T.
5.0 Stars
5

Our second stop during our Foodee Crawl.

We tried their Chef’s Specials which are only available for a limited time.

These are the foods we tasted:

-Deep fried fish skin with salted egg
-Fish cake laksa noodle soup
-Crispy golden shrimp balls
-Salt & pepper tofu w/ Chinese vegetables
-Traditional steamed pumpkin cake

All of it taste good but my faves are the Deep fried fish skin with salted egg and the Fish cake laksa noodle soup.

Try it now too!

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Jaja R.
5.0 Stars
8

128227 NEW DISHES ALERT!! 🥁

Tim Ho Wan was the second stop so as expected we still have the appetite for this!

My Top 3: 🥁128149

🥇 Crispy Golden Shrimp Ball - 127775127775127775127775127775
Php 150

🥈 Fish Cake Laksa Noodle Soup - 127775127775127775127775
Php 180

🥉 Salt and Pepper Tofu with Chinese Vegetable - 127775127775127775127775
Php 150

Additional to the Chef's Speciials served were:

Traditional Steamed Pumpkin Cake - 127775127775127775
P120

Deep-fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg - 127775127775127775127775
P120

HURRY! This dishes are offered for a limited time only!

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Nievs G.
4.0 Stars
5

The second installment of our four-part |ooloo rendezvoos x Foodee crawl (which happened just a while ago) was at Tim Ho Wan, located in SM Megamall's Mega Fashion Hall.

It was my first time at Tim Ho Wan, so the prospect of trying new dishes got me excited. Plus, it was also the only second Michelin-starred restaurant that I have gone to (after Tsuta)

And speaking of new, we were treated with Tim Ho Wan's newest offering, their "Chef's Specials," which are available for a limited time only. I'll just make it shortly, simply and descriptively as possible:

| Fish Cake Laksa Noodle Soup (₱180)
I liked this soup. It was very rich and spicy, but not too spicy, although the heat also reached all the way down to my throat that I still needed a glass of cold water. I had no idea what the other toppings of this soup were, but I liked the fish cakes. Noodles were firm throughout. And since I like laksa, this dish earned a two thumbs-up from me.

| Traditional Steamed Pumpkin Cake (₱120)
This was the dish that left me a bit confused. There was the gelatinous part, and then the soft part from the pumpkin. I found it hard to grab a piece of it using a pair of chopsticks, as it would easily fall apart (but no problem, use a spoon instead -- simplify your life! I just tried picking it up with the chopsticks to see how would I fare with it). Savory and then a bit sweet from the pumpkin, then there was the fishy taste as well. This was a confounding mix of tastes and textures. Maybe it was just me, as I was not completely familiar about this dish. My least favorite.

| Salt and Pepper Tofu with Chinese Vegetable (₱150)
This was fun to eat as the tofu came in bite-size pieces. Simple recipe, classic taste. I liked it.

| Deep-Fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg (₱120)
Tim Ho Wan uses the skin of the sea bass, deep-frying it and coating it with salted egg. I also liked this one. This was quite addicting. Best served with vinegar and beer (or Cali, for me, hehehe).

| Crispy Golden Shrimp Balls (₱150)
So okay, you may have known that I don't eat shrimp because I'm allergic to it. But since this was a new dish, I risked myself to try even just a portion to it to see how it tasted. A little won't hurt, right? However, I ate a lot of the crispy strands of flour to make up for that (and to prevent the likelihood of rashes). This was good, actually.

It was an eventful first experience at Tim Ho Wan, made possible by this invite from |ooloo app and Foodee Global Concepts. Thank you Roegan T. and Jessica G. ! Next time I will try its famous pork buns.

Edit: I got a new badge (Chinese Chow Fan)! Yay! :)

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Glam-O-Rose G.
3.0 Stars

Deep Fried Milk Custard (3pcs) - Php90

So I was excited to try their Deep Fried Milk Custard, since I really love Tim Ho Wan, my favorite is their Pork Bun.

It was not bad, but it doesn't live up to my expectation. I was imagining the filling to be melted or gooey, but it wasn't. The wrap was kind of oily not sure if because it is served as take out, although we ate it as soon as we get it, we just don't want to fall in line at that time so we did not dine128513

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Jaja R.
5.0 Stars
2

Tim Ho Wan's Pork Buns are definitely worth the visit! Paired it with Oolong tea as I was feeling a bit under the weather.

My 300th review here in | looloo 128525

Ehem Roegan T 128514🤣

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Irish Mae M.
5.0 Stars
4

Best pork bun there is. Really. 128077

That's the try-it-to-believe-it feels.

Cold barley water was also refreshing especially when eating spicy foods there. So cool and complementing!

Will visit again soon.

#maedventures 10084

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Odessa G.
5.0 Stars
4

Never fails to fill your tummy with something good!

I love the noodles! I love the tofu! I love everything! 128541

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
5.0 Stars

When we first lined up, it took us 2 hours. Until today line shows up on peak times. Must try are the pork buns which were limited edition at the start for high demand. Go for the chicken mushroom rice and radish cake as well. Prices are low too!

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
3

It was one of those days that I was craving for some Chinese food. Even if it’s not peak hours it was still packed with customers. Good thing there were no lines yet so we were seated right away. Majority of the tables were filled. Their service was slower which was understandable.

I was specifically craving for Pork Rib rice. But they had new dishes on their menu, so I opted to try it out. Ordered Steamed Minced Pork with Dried Squid rice (Php 170) and I don’t understand the taste. I wasn’t able to figure out where the dried squid flavor went. Then for the pork minced it tasted like Chinese beef patty. I regretted my order but silver lining I know what not to get on my next visit. 128517

For our additional orders:
Prawn Dumpling (Php 160) steamed dumplings with fresh huge prawn chunks. A bit pricey but it was still good.
Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling (Php 140) Our first time also to try this dish out. It was surprisingly good and the wasabi sauce gave it the right kick.

I will go back for pork buns haven’t had those for a year now! 128514

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
5

Tim Ho Wan is a Michelin Star Hole in the wall eatery in Hongkong, famous for baked pork buns.

I've been here before and again last September 16 I'm back and this time with my whole family for a late lunch . It's my kids first time here including mom Elaine P. Loved their famous pork buns here and I want kids to taste it and mom.

We ordered the following :

128204 baked bun with BBQ pork- (3pcs) 145 pesos
128204 prAwn dumpling - 160 pesos
128204 rice with beef and fried egg - 180
128204 spareribs rice- almost same price with rice with beef and egg.

Service was really fast and loved their food ! 128077

Located at G/F SM Mega Fashion Hall. Open from 10am to 10pm. They have other branches also in Glorietta , North Edsa, Robinsons Place Manila, UP Town BGC, and Mall of Asia.

#AffordbleLuxury

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
2

Tim Ho Wan is my go-to restaurant when i am craving for something filling, affordable and delicious.

Spareribs Rice. This is the first time i tried this dish (i usually get the chicken mushroom rice). I am loving the special sauce they use as it adds more flavor on the rice.

BBQ Pork Bun. Hmm-mmm. This is heaven on each bite. Soft x pillowy bun filled with sumptuous barbeque pork.

Shrimp Dumpling. The best hakao I've had in a while. I love the fact that the shrimp is not overcooked as i taste the natural sweetness. The dumpling wrapper is firm and doesn't stick to the plate.

Till my next visit Tim 128512

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
2

Tim Ho Wan is really known for their pork buns - that's why I usually don't go into Tim Ho Wan for a full meal. But the girls I was with for lunch wanted Tim Ho Wan and they were huge fans!

Pork Buns
These really are quite good! The sweet crispy bun is quite different from your usual siopao so it's a treat.

Fried Tofu with Pork Floss 10084
New discovery! I la-la-love this! I'm not a huge tofu fan but when cooked right, I can eat 'em all day! And this... this hit the spot!

Pork Spareribs Rice
Do not underestimate the small looking container. That container holds a lot of rice. If you're like me - who doesn't eat a lot of rice anymore - then this would be good to share. Especially if you have tons of other side dishes to spare.

We got other dishes too, like the seasonal veggies with soy sauce, the shrimp hofan and the beef with egg rice bowl bug I didn't get to try the other rice bowl.

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars
2

Who says the craze has died down?! This place is still jam packed and there are still lines outside. We even had to line up. We went about 7 pm. Which was still a bit early for dinner time. By the time it got to 730 pm the line got much longer.

We had a 5 min wait before we were seated, which wasn't so bad. We ordered the usual pork buns, vermicielli pork, spinach dumplings, vegetables with oyster sauce and beef with egg with rice.

It didnt take long before our orders came. Yup. The food was super good. 128076🏻 the prices here are reasonable as well.

Service was okay. Took a bit too long to process our bill though. It's alright....

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