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Jan 2, 2007 02:10 AM

So I Stumbled Into Yet Wah ...

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?

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  1. 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. 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

        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

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

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            I had to choose between that and Haw.

            (and we fed the meter with haw?)

        2. 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

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

          2. 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?

            1. 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's with bell peppers and onions, in a spicy sauce. And they have the BEST pot stickers and fried chicken wings.