When visiting my Mom in Honolulu, dim sum is her go-to lunch option. But many of her favorite dim sum restaurants in Hawaii haven’t really changed since I last visited, and in some ways the quality may have gone down a notch at a couple of spots.
So when my brother suggested checking […]Read the full post →
The story: The people behind the extremely popular dim sum tea house Koi Palace in Daly City has entered the heart of San Francisco with a new restaurant called Dragon Beaux in the Outer Richmond neighborhood. It serves dim sum during the day and turns into a gathering for hot pot dining at night.
Why […]Read the full post →
The story: Crystal Jade Jiang Nan is a mega-chain from Singapore with more than 100 restaurants across Asia. This month, it opened its first U.S. restaurant in San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center 4 in the space that was once the longtime home of dim sum favorite Harbor Village.
Why I went: I was in the Embarcadero […]Read the full post →
One thing I’ve learned about Chinese restaurants is that chefs don’t stay at one place for a long time, so consistency over the years can be a challenge.
I wanted to put that to the test at one of the Bay Area’s more popular dim sum tea houses – Koi Palace in Daly City. The […]Read the full post →
I thought I’d heard about all the good dim sum spots in the Bay Area, so I was surprised to hear friends suggest China Village in the tiny town of Belmont.
The Peninsula has some of the more popular dim sum spots, but China Village Seafood Restaurant was never on my radar. […]Read the full post →
I get a lot of dim sum when I visit Honolulu because that’s what my Mom likes for lunch. And during my week on the islands, I probably ate at four different dim sum places.
For some reason, I felt like the quality of dim sum in Hawaii has gone downhill since my […]Read the full post →
Longtime San Francisco dim sum tea house Yank Sing has a mixed reputation – some people love the delicate dim sum treats while others shy away because of the premium prices.
It’s been a long time since I visited this dim sum classic inside the Rincon Center near the Embarcadero, and when my niece was […]Read the full post →
With Chinese (or Lunar) New Year just around the corner (it’s Sunday, Year of the Snake), I thought I should do a demo of a Chinese dish. While this particular dish isn’t traditionally served during the new year celebration, it’s still one of my favorite things to eat.
Lo mai gai, which literally translates […]Read the full post →
State Bird Provisions is the hot new restaurant with a name that doesn’t sound like a restaurant. Still, people have been flocking here partly because of the food by Co-Owner/Chef Stuart Brioza and partly because of its unique food trays and carts simulating a dim sum tea house.
More on the food later. Let’s talk […]Read the full post →
Earlier when I blogged about Chef’s Wok in Alameda, I talked about how it probably benefited from the overflow of people trying to get into East Ocean Seafood Restaurant – the often-recommended spot for dim sum on the East Bay.
So I decided I should do a proper review of this popular teahouse, a […]Read the full post →
As we drove through the Webster tunnel heading into Alameda, my friend Vera turned to me and said, “I’ve never had really bad dim sum.”
We tried to assure ourselves because we were headed to Chef’s Wok, a dim sum place I only noticed awhile back when heading to East Ocean, probably the most popular […]Read the full post →
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