If you find yourself in San Francisco, one of the many food options you must try is dim sum. Dim sum is a sampling of Cantonese food that is either served bite sized or in individual small portions. They are usually carted around the restaurant in steamer baskets or on small plates for customers to individually choose from. It’s a great way to try a wide variety of different styles and not be committed to it as one full dish. In San Francisco, this is a popular way to enjoy an evening for good reason. There are many amazing restaurants that offer this style of dining. William Bailey Travel invites you to take a closer look at some of the places for dim sum you won’t want to miss.
There will be no shortage of restaurants to choose from in Chinatown. A couple of fabulous places to get Dim Sum are at Good Mong Kok Bakery and Delicious Dim Sum. Don’t let the lack of creativity for their namesakes curtail you from trying them. Good Mong Kok Bakery on Stockton Street is perfect for carry out. Regular favorites are Sui mai and har gow. Get a bag and head over to a park and take in the sunshine as you snack away. Delicious Dim Sum on Jackson Street is, well, delicious. One of their most popular dishes is har gow, but definitely get the shrimp and chive dumpling too.
If you are in the Financial District, stop by Yank Sing or Hakkasan. For a more upscale dim sum experience, Yank Sing on Spear Street is an impeccable place to dine. They have won a James Beard Award and will have you salivating at the cart selections. A couple of the most popular dishes are sesame balls and egg custard. Hakkasan is located at One Kearny Street on the 2nd floor of the iconic One Kearny building. Not only will you be delighted with the array of dim sum options you have an amazing view. The most popular dish is the dim sum platter.
With the variety of options you will find, yourself coming back again, and again. You might branch out, or you might stick with your tried and true, but these will be high on your list of restaurants to visit when in the Bay Area.