What better way to end a gastronomic weekend in San Francisco than a Sunday yum cha (morning tea) or dim sum brunch at Yank Sing, a Michelin-starred and James Beard awarded dim sum restaurant. The great thing about dim sum is that the food rolls be in carts so it's ready, making it a really good place to go in a group with kids or when you're starving.
We booked an early table and sat down and just watched the carts roll by for a bit then started ordering directly from the carts. Here's what we had: fried dumplings filled with ground pork and vegetables, small portions of Peking Duck - just the skin served with the traditional pancakes, scallions, cucumber strips and Hoisin sauce, vegetable spring rolls scissored in half for us to share, honey walnut prawns in mayonnaise, stir-fried green beans with chili and ground pork and Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce. From the steam baskets: char siu bao (buns with roast pork), siu mai (ground pork and shrimp dumplings), har gau (prawn dumplings) and the popular xia long bao (soup-filled dumpling). The food was good and the service exceptional. Yank Sing is traditional yum cha in a refined setting without the usual noise and clutter of a typical dim sum restaurant but still with delicious dim sum.
49 Stevenson Street
San Francisco CA
Telephone: +1 415 541 4949
*Open Mondays to Fridays from 11a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Open Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Another branch in Rincon Center at 101 Spear St. (Telephone +1 415 781 1111)