The most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant in the world has opened in New York City. Tim Ho Wan’s location in Manhattan’s East Village has joined the 40 plus restaurants in the company’s dim sum empire, Tasting Table reports. Its famous dim sum — dumplings, rice dishes, barbecue pork buns, steamed rice rolls, or pan-fried cakes — costs US$5.50 or less per plate.
Chefs Mak Kwai Pui and Leung Fai Keung first opened Tim Ho Wan – a modest 20-seat dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong – in 2009. A year later, they were awarded a Michelin star and more Hong Kong branches followed, each earned its own Michelin star. The restaurateurs then expanded internationally: Singapore, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia.