Cheapest Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Restaurant Opens In NYC


New Yorkers rejoice! The most budget-friendly Michelin-starred restaurant in the world is set to open a dim sum eatery in the city on December 16.

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Originally from Hong Kong, the eatery, called Tim Ho Wan, was started by owners Mak Kwai Pui and Leung Fai Keung. Tim Ho Wan will open its doors to customers on 4th Avenue in the East Village, reported Gothamist. The branch will be the brand’s 40th international outlet, but the first one in the United States.

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Known as the world’s cheapest restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star, dishes prepared by “Dim Sum Specialist” chefs all cost less than $5.50 per order.

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Beginning today until mid-January next year, the eatery will be on a soft opening while offering a full menu, featuring beloved dishes like baked BBQ Pork Buns, Steamed Egg Cakes, Siu Mai, and Steamed Shrimp Dumplings. Beer, wine, and slushies will be offered as drinks along the traditional hot tea, which is available in six different types.

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The NYC store will have unique offerings as well, like the vegetarian Fried Spring Rolls and the French Toast with Custard Filling.

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Launched in 2009 from its original location in Mongkok, Hong Kong, Tim Ho Wan soon branched out to five additional outlets in Sham Shui Po, Central, North Point, Tai Kok Tsui and Tseung Kwan O. Its first international location was opened in Singapore’s Plaza Singapura in 2013, marking the start of an aggressive overseas expansion.

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