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So I Stumbled Into Yet Wah ...

Daniel Duane Jan 2, 2007 02:10 AM

for Dim Sum, on outer Clement. the place near Four Star theater. First time ever--for Dim Sum, I mean. Had my four year old girl and my one year old girl, mommy off resting from NYEve, everyone hungry. We had a great time, I enjoyed the food, and here's what I want to know: how does this place rate in the SF Dim Sum scene? Did I get a representative Dim Sum experience?

  1. Sarah Jan 2, 2007 03:09 AM

    I like it, we like it. They can make anything you want but don't see on the d/s menu. Great service. You don't hear much about YW because people are too busy pouncing on Ton Kiang The Hated For Whatever The Reason, only a block away.

    1. Melanie Wong Jan 2, 2007 04:48 AM

      Thought your title was the start of a limerick!

      I haven't been there for a while, but it continues to be a family favorite.


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      1. re: Melanie Wong
        Gary Soup Jan 2, 2007 05:31 AM

        So I stumbled into Yet Wah
        Dragged there by my ma and my pa
        We were sh*t out of luck,
        they had no Almond Duck,
        and I gagged at the sight of fish maw

        1. re: Gary Soup
          Melanie Wong Jan 2, 2007 05:33 AM

          Congratulations, as this must surely be the first time "fish maw" has been set to rhyme. (vbg)

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            Gary Soup Jan 2, 2007 05:37 AM

            I had to choose between that and Haw.

            (and we fed the meter with haw?)

          2. re: Gary Soup
            ChowFun_derek Jan 2, 2007 04:46 PM

            Thank you ..Gary...big LOL!!!

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          Mick Ruthven Jan 2, 2007 05:13 AM

          I enjoyed that Yet Wah way back when I lived in SF. A few years ago I tried the Yet Wah in downtown San Rafael and found it a poor shadow of the original (and I've heard similar stories from others).

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          1. re: Mick Ruthven
            bernalgirl Jan 2, 2007 09:24 PM

            Same goes for the Diamond Heights location: avoid. But we've always enjoyed the dim sum at the Clement location.

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            Kim Cooper Jan 2, 2007 04:16 PM

            I remember once(many years ago, in Marin) having a really good curry at Yet Wah and asking what was in it and they said banana was the thickener. Could this be true?

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              vwbug7 Jan 2, 2007 04:55 PM

              I think Yet Wah has very good dim sum, and I especially love the restaurant on Clement Street. Great Almond Duck, and they have another fantastic duck dish, although I forgot the name of it...it's with bell peppers and onions, in a spicy sauce. And they have the BEST pot stickers and fried chicken wings.

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