Tim Ho Wan (Bedok Mall)

Tim Ho Wan (Bedok Mall)

With a new mall in town, it looks like Bedok Point is going to be obsolete soon (it never did have any interesting shops except food and even then, most of the food and ambiance were subpar). Anyways, Bedok Mall is the latest mall to open in the area, but it is still in the works with only the lower levels completed. So it is quite an adventure shopping while construction is ongoing.

It was a lazy weekend when Mmy and I (well mostly me) decided to visit mall since we were so near it; it is just right outside the entrance of the Bedok MRT Station (How’s that for convenience? ^^). So into the mall we went… and we were disorientated with the layout. While exploring the lower levels that already had shops and food establishments lined up we stumbled upon Tim Ho Wan. I have only been to Tim Ho Wan once before at Plaza Singapura with LuttiSparrow & .Co, so it was a delight to have found another outlet.

Tim Ho Wan (Bedok Mall)
Tim Ho Wan (Bedok Mall)
Now the queues at Tim Ho Wan, regardless of branch (which they have a few peppered throughout Singapore) can be ridiculously long! While the food is palatable and pricing reasonable, the queues are really the queuing (which can be as long as an hour just to get seats!). I have had friends who have queued at opening time just to wait about 45 minutes to have some food.

Since there was hardly a queue and not too many people (as the first time), we decided to give this outlet a try. Service was fast and prompt, food was served hot and it was the usual chaos of people chatting and munching, while some trying to get the attention of the waiters to take down their orders. There was orderly (structured) chaos as people were ushered in and seated, with orders and food being taken down and served all at the same time. With the seats closely placed, it might be uncomfortable for some to have their conversations be overheard by others or hearing the latest gossip from the table next door.

Tim Ho Wan (Bedok Mall)
Table Setting

Anyways, the foods that we ordered were:

BBQ Pork Bun (Signature Dish!!) @ S$3.00
BBQ Pork Bun (Signature Dish!!) @ S$3.00
My absolute favorite! The bun resembles the po lo bun a little. While crispy on the outside, it is moist and fluffy on the inside with a tinge of butter enveloping the char siew - yummilious combination. It was just as good as the first time I had it that I ordered some for takeaway to bring home! ^^


Prawn Dumpling (a.k.a Hakau) @ S$5.50
Prawn Dumpling (a.k.a Hakau) @ S$5.50
These were a simple delight: translucent, chewy and moist skin enveloping juicy fresh pieces of prawn.
 

Pork Dumpling (a.k.a Siew Mai) @ S$5.00
 Pork Dumpling (a.k.a Siew Mai) @ S$5.00
The wolfberry placed at the top added something special and there wasn't any strong essence of pork. The meats (shrimp/prawn and pork) together with the wolfberry made a refreshing tasty combination. The presentation was not as nice as the one at Plaza Singapura but the skin enveloping it was just as moist and delightful! ^^


Vermicelli Roll (Chee Cheong Fun) with Shrimp filling @ S$5.50
Vermicelli Roll (Chee Cheong Fun) with Shrimp filling @ S$5.50
The shrimp was fresh, juicy and succulent, and the skin enveloping was nice. That said, the skin was not as smooth as the one I had at the Singapora Plaza outlet.


Rice (Chicken and Sausage) @ S$6.00
Rice (Chicken and Sausage) @ S$6.00
Same as the first time I ate this. Essentially chicken and Chinese sausage (with a mushroom or two) with rice. This would be recommended for the hungry souls as it is quite filling and flavorful.



Fried Beancurd Roll @ $5.50
Fried Beancurd Roll @ $5.50
These were a crispy, not-too-greasy, delight.

It was also my first time ordering take away, and apparently you would have to pack the food yourself (into those Styrofoam boxes). But (apparently) they were nice to me that day and decided to hand me a plastic bag with a Styrofoam box already packed with those delicious BBQ Pork Buns (and quickly ushered us to the counter or payment – courteously off course)!

BBQ Buns Tim Ho Wan
nom nom nom
Would I go back again? Of course I would, just minus the queue on a not so busy day. For me, anything or rather anyplace with a queue that takes more than 15 minutes of waiting time is really not worth it.


Tim Ho Wan Singapore (Bedok Mall)

311 New Upper Changi Road #B1-51/52
Singapore 467360

Opening Hours:
11.00am - 10.00pm (Monday  - Sunday and Public Holiday) 
Last Order @ 0930pm.
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