Restaurant Review: Tim Ho Wan at Robinsons Place Manila

I was so excited when I found out that Tim Ho Wan was one of the restaurants that was about to open in Robinsons Place Manila. On the very few occasions that I had been in Glorietta, all of my attempts to try out Tim Ho Wan failed because of the long queue of people. When it finally started its operation in Robinsons Manila, I wasn’t surprised seeing a flock of diners even at past lunchtime. But luck was on our side when Boyet and I finally had the chance to know what the hype was all about one Saturday afternoon after doing some last minute shopping before my delivery. (Yeah, this is one of my long overdue posts. Haha!)

When Tim Ho Wan came to the Philippines, everybody could not stop raving about their Baked Bun with BBQ Pork. I was so curious that is why it was the first thing that I ordered from their menu.

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Baked Bun with BBQ Pork PHP145

I finally understood why these buns became so famous. The bun smells so good which prepared my palates for an extraordinary gastronomic treat! Believe it or not, the bun itself is already good enough. Imagine how my taste buds reacted when I finally tasted the pork filling! Its sweet and savory taste perfectly complements the bun.

We were starving at that time so we scanned Tim Ho Wan’s menu for their rice meals. Unfortunately, the choices were a bit limited. I opted to have their Pork Ribs Rice, while my husband had Rice with Beef & Fried Egg.

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Pork Ribs Rice PHP170

I was initially disappointed when the Pork Ribs Rice arrived to our table. The serving looked so small. But then again, looks can be deceiving! Finishing it made me really full. Siksik pala ‘yung rice. Parang bottomless! =))

Pork Ribs from other restaurants tend to be overpowering, sometimes giving me the feeling that my blood pressure is about to shoot up. Haha! But I’m glad that the meat to fat ratio of Tim Ho Wan’s Pork Ribs is perfect. It’s tasty and very tender, too.

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Rice with Beef & Fried Egg PHP180

The Rice with Beef & Fried Egg looked a bit unappealing. But this little treat was surprisingly delicious. It’s like eating our local tapa, but this one is swimming in their secret sweet and savory sauce. Even an ordinary fried egg turned out to be extraordinarily tasty because of the sauce.

Next to the pork buns, the other thing that caught my attention from their menu was the prawn dumplings! You may think that paying PHP160 for four little pieces of dumplings is a bit too much, but the size of the prawn definitely compensated for its price. I have to say that it’s one of the best I’ve ever tasted.

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Prawn Dumplings PHP160

Tim Ho Wan
Ground Floor Midtown Wing
Robinsons Place Manila
Ermita, Manila

* All photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix S3600

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  1. Masarap ba tol? Ayaw na naman ni Joy itry ang Tim Ho Wan eh! Anak ng tokwa tong asawa ko.

  2. Patay na patay ako sa Chicken, Sausage & Mushroom (rice topping) ng Tim Ho Wan! Actually, mas nagustuhan ko pa yun kesa sa famous baked buns nila (although masarap din naman talaga yun!). :)


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