SF Dim Sum to Go
- MartyS Dec 12, 2006 04:45 AM
SF DIM SUM TAKE OUT
When we go into the City we often like to
bring a cooler and stock up on low cost
Dim Sum to last us a week or two. This is
our old list. What’s Happening now?
(no sit down meals please)
T.C. Pastry Dim Sum To Go
2222 Irving St (betw. 23rd & 24thAve)
Closed Tues. M-S 8-6:30
H & N Dim Sum 7/02
2511 Noriega Ave (betw. 32nd & 33rd Ave)
415-661-3819 7-d, 7-6
6/06 To Go Only
Mong Kok Dim Sum
1438 Noriega St. (Bet. 32 and 31st Ave)
Eastern Bakery 720 Grant Ave
415-952-5157 orders: 415-433-8881
Coffee Crunch Cake, Traditional Cakes,
cheap dim sum, limited varieties
Baked/steamed pork buns
Good Luck Dim Sum
736 Clement St, nr. 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA
415-386-3388, 7-6:30 closed Tues.
Mostly take-out. Several tables in back/
$1/3 to $1.70 for pork lotus leaf.
(Dumplings not Dim Sum) 9/06
Shanghai Dumpling Shop
3319 Balboa at 34th 387-2088
Red Awning Outer Richmond
Pork on lettuce Leaf. Closed Tues.
New City Dim Sum 10/91
634 Clement - bet 7th & 8th Ave
Happy Family Rest. 6/90 (limted menu)
3809 Geary (Bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave)
Boiled/Steamed Pot Stickers (wheat)
Shrimp, pork, Beef; Small Shrimp Buns
Hong Kong Seafood
2588 Noriega St at 33rd
Reg Menu & Dim Sum to go
Sadly, H&N shut down earlier this year and has been replaced by a pho place. Though it had a smaller selection, I felt the general quality of the food was better than Mong Kok's.
Hong Kong Seafood is now S&T and has gone through several ownership changes (though the signage may not reflect that). Have not eaten dim sum there in ages nor have I purchased anything from their take-out counter.
TC Pastry is alive and well. A newer take out dim sum joint has opened up across the street from it - Happy Bakery I believe. I like their big chicken buns (steamed w/chicken, egg, shittake mushroom, and sausage). I think it's related to the place on the corner of 6th and Clement. I generally prefer TC Pastry for their dumplings but it wouldn't be a bad idea to pop into Happy Bakery to check out their selection.
2253 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
As mentioned, Hong Kong Seafood is now S & T. I've had a chance to eat in and take out and have been generally pleased. It's our go-to stop and grab place when we're heading north on Sunset Blvd. going toward the GG Bridge and points north.
Just went to Good Luck Dim Sum last Sunday morning. For some reason, I always leave there underwhelmed. Many people like the place and the value is hard to argue with, its just seems like much of the dim sum is cold and gummy.
By the way, I ate this at the shop and it was cold and gummy - could not imagine it being any better by bringing it home.
I agree - Sebby & I went to Good Luck recently and really don't understand why anyone would recommend it over any of the other dim sum takeouts on Clement. It's certainly inexpensive and not bad, but not remarkable either.
Is there a dish that they do particularly well? We had (warning - bad spelling ahead) har gao, sui mai, char siu bao, taro puffs, and kuo teh, and none stood out.
We used to go to Good Luck all the time, and didn't mind the line or the rude ladies behind the counter because the dumplings and buns were great. Last time we went, about a month ago, the food seemed to have changed. The meat fillings were rubbery and tasted of way too much filler and too little meat, the shrimp dumplings had lots of gook and little shrimp, and even the sticky rice and buns were different. We called to complain and asked if they had changed recipes or cooks, but they swore everything was the same as it always was. We knew it was a lie, because we had been going there a couple times a month for years and haven't been back. Anyone else experience this?
You have two choices for carry-out dim sum at Yet Wah's in Diamond Heights in the Safeway shopping mall. Either order in the restaruant upstairs or from the small take-out shop next to the bakery. There are more choices at the main restaurant but faster at the smaller place.
I guess I should mention the two in my 'hood (Clement St.) Wing Lee Bakery and Alex Bakery. A somewhat related discussion on the Big Chicken Bun is here:
But there always seems to be a line at Wing Lee for the dim sum and at the take away food location next door.