Texchem Shuts Down
Tim Ho Wan in Malaysia
Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum Restaurant
Everyone was taken by surprised when heard the latest news early this week that the operator of Hong Kong dim sum restaurant chain Tim Ho Wan in Malaysia has shuttered its two outlets after incurring heavy financial losses last year.
Hailing from Hong Kong, Tim Ho Wan is well known for its hole-in-the-wall Mongkok eatery that rose to fame when it scored a coveted Michelin star after just one year of its operations.
After five years, the chain has expanded to a total of six outlets around Hong Kong. They also have outlets in Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines.
With reference to an article from TheEdgeMarkets.com, Penang-based food and beverage firm Texchem Resources Bhd announced that Dim Sum Delight Sdn Bhd, the operator of two-Michelin-star Tim Ho Wan restaurants in Malaysia, has ceased business operations due to challenging future prospects.
For the financial year ended Dec 31, 2016 (FY2016), Dim Sum Delight incurred a loss of RM895,642, and “is not expected to turn around in the near future", Texchem said in a Bursa Malaysia filing recently.
Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (脆皮焗叉烧包)
I can still vividly remember doing a food-tasting session for Tim Ho Wan outlet in their first outlet at Mid Valley in March 2015. We were invited to review and taste their Hong Kong chefs' new promotional menu for the current month.
Read My Full Post> New Dim Sum Menu Review - March 2015
My second visit to Tim Ho Wan was in Sept 2015 and that was to taste and review their new range of mouth-watering promotional menu for Sept and Oct 2015.
You can read my review > Dim Sum Promotional Review - Sept 2015
Currently, there are two Tim Ho Wan outlets in the country ― Mid Valley Megamall and 1Utama Shopping Mall ― which were opened with much fanfare three years ago.
Well, many fans of Tim Ho Wan including me will be missing their presence in the F&B scene in Malaysia with their departure from Malaysia. If you are missing their delicious Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (脆皮焗叉烧包), then you might need to fly to Hong Kong to taste and savour them again!
Tim Ho Wan (添好運)
( Mid Valley Outlet)
27-G, Ground Floor
Mid Valley City
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2201 5081
( I Utama Outlet )
G120 & G121 Ground Floor
1Utama Shopping Centre
1 Lebuh Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03 - 7731 3697