Tim Ho Wan

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81 Good

Tim Ho Wan might actually be worth the monumental line.

85 Fourth Ave., New York, NY, 10003

212-228-2800

http://timhowanusa.com/

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If you have a passion for braised chicken feet, or fried turnip cake, or pearly, translucent-skinned shrimp siu mai that taste like they’ve been transported directly from the crowded kitchens of Kowloon, this East Village outlet of the famous Hong Kong dim sum chain should be on your list. The line can be long on weekend afternoons, so if you’re desperate for your dumpling fix go during lunchtime during the week, or elbow for a spot at the small standing counter at the front of the house which, with its view of the steamy dumpling trays and bustling cooks, feels uncannily like the real thing.

Adam Platt

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