Tim Ho Wan: New York Gains the Cheapest Michelin-Starred Restaurant

Peter Garritano / Tim Ho Wan

[tw-divider]The Scoop[/tw-divider]

  • The East Village is now home to the “World’s Cheapest Michelin-Star Restaurant.” This is the first North American outpost of the highly acclaimed dim sum restaurant, with 44 other locations across Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Macau, and Australia
  • The co-founders and head chefs, Mak Kwai Pui and Leung Fai Keung, AKA the “dim sum specialists” make sure their Michelin star-worthy Chinese food maintains its high standard by hand-making each dish to order, using only fresh ingredients delivered daily
  • All items on the menu are priced at $5.50 or lower — a few Tim Ho Wan specialties include the famous BBQ pork buns, the pan fried turnip cake, and the steamed egg cake, while the deep fried vegetable spring roll and French toast with custard filling are exclusive to the New York location.
[tw-divider]Insider Tip[/tw-divider]
Tim Ho Wan chose this East Village location because of the neighborhood’s diversity and energetic aura. The interior is decorated with lucky Chinese colors and the fast-paced vibe of the restaurant fits in perfectly with its Manhattan surroundings