49 Stevenson St
San Francisco, CA
Cuisine: Dim Sum/Chinese
Sat, 03/26/2016, 1:30pm Walk-in
I love dim sum. I grew up eating dim sum nearly every weekend since I was a kid. It was something I looked forward to with my parents and something I still look forward to this day.
San Francisco is known to have good dim sum. Yank Sing, a James Beard Award winning restaurant is a very popular dim sum spot with two locations in SF, both in the Financial District. It is traditional in the sense that the Chinese ladies still push those carts filled with amazing little bites of food but modern due to the décor.
Yank Sing offers traditional dim sum dishes that range from feng Zhao (chicken feet) to siu mai (shrimp dumplings). Additionally, Yank Sing's employees speak English, which is a huge plus for those who don't speak Cantonese.
|The push carts
|Carts of delicious bites
|Our fancy teapot!
|A closer look at the interior
|A closer look at the feng zhao
|I basically ate the whole thing cause my friend wasn't interested in trying it!
Overall, Yank Sing is decent for dim sum but a bit overpriced for the dishes. It doesn't taste as authentic as other places I've tried. I appreciate the modernization and the variety of dishes that cannot be found at traditional dim sum spots. Considering the location and the cleanliness of the establishment, you get what you pay for.
Notable dishes: Chicken Feet, Peking Duck and Honey Baked Seabass