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Dim Sum

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Dim Sum

I already looked at the frequently asked questions regarding dim sum but I really didn't get any answers.

I am visiting in June and looking for some names of authentic dim sum, hopefully in Chinatown.


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1. Re: Dim Sum

The one about Chinese food and dim sum did not answer your question? Great Eastern in Chinatown or Yank Sing in the financial district Rincon center or the new MY China from Martin Yan in the Westfield center

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2. Re: Dim Sum

Chinatown does not have the best Chinese food. It does have a couple of dim sum places but some of them are take out only. I'm a fan of Yank Sing ... in fact will be there today!

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3. Re: Dim Sum

I like Great Eastern in Chinatown and also City View, which is a little less chaotic. Lai Hong Lounge has getting good reviews on Chowhound and I also was pretty impressed when I visited last month.

Edited: 1:57 pm, April 04, 2013
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4. Re: Dim Sum

Chinatown does still have some good dim sum places, but just to avoid the crowds and lack of parking, we usually go to some of the places outside of Chinatown. As stated, Great Eastern is good. Yank Sing is good, but over-priced, if that matters to you.

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5. Re: Dim Sum

I like Hang Ah which is supposed to be the oldest dim sum place in Chinatown. They don't have carts but they have some of the best Char Siu Bao (Pork Buns) I've ever had and their siu mai (pork and shrimp dumplings) are really good too. Right at the edge of the Stockton Tunnel on Sacramento. Last time I was there I learned that Hang Ah means fragrant and the alley was named after a perfume factory that was there a long time ago (the alley is not so fragrant now.)

Edited: 4:48 pm, April 04, 2013
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