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World Renowned Dim Sum Hotspot Picks Houston for its First Texas Restaurant

Tim Ho Wan Brings Global Power and Surprisingly Cheap Eats

BY // 08.01.19

Houston’s about to get major dim sum and then some. Hong Kong hotspot Tim Ho Wan is opening up shop in the Katy Grand development, bringing shumai and pork buns galore.

This marks the crazy-popular dim sum haven’s first restaurant in Texas and fifth overall in the United States, following two restaurants in New York, one in Hawaii and one in California. A new Tim Ho Wan is headed to Las Vegas, too.

Consider that another 50-odd Tim Ho Wans are spread across Asia, and you’ve got a full-on frenzy on your hands.

Imagine steamed rice rolls stuffed with barbecue pork and pan fried turnip cakes — and regional favorites you’ve just got to ask about. The steamed bean curd dumplings and congee are sure to have you seeing stars — and you should expect nothing less from a Michelin-starred restaurant.

But even with that prestigious pedigree, Tim Ho Wan is no budget-buster, dubbing itself “The World’s Most Inexpensive Awarded Dim Sum Restaurant.” The revered restaurant’s dim sum pieces come in with affordable prices, mostly ranging from $4.50 to $6.

Tim Ho Wan has drawn lengthy lines everywhere it has opened, and it’s no wonder why. Professional athletes like New York Jets linebacker Josh Martin are big fans as well.

The dim sum paradise will count many Asian all-stars as neighbors in the ambitious new Katy shopping center, from Kura Roving Sushi to Kinokuniya bookstore, 85C Bakery Cafe, plus SomiSomi Soft Serve & Takiyaki, which just opened in the last week.

Tim Ho Wan’s Houston opening date has yet to be revealed, but that gives all of the foodies who never leave the loop time to steel themselves for the drive out to Katy.

This dim sum is worth a trip.

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