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Feb 11, 2007 07:09 AM

Lichee Garden, SF dim sum report w/ pics

We finally got around to trying Lichee Garden for dim sum since we were in the area on Sat. This place is where many of the local Cantonese people go.

We didn't have to wait very long for a table since it was just two of us. The waiter then asks what kind of tea-I just said Jasmine in English, I don't know how to say it in Cantonese. Every time I go to dim sum I always want ice-water too. It just be me, but hot food and hot drink don't go well for me, makes me sweat.

The ladies bring the food on trays, most don't stop at our table so I don't know what's under the baskets. That's evil. Plus they say it in Cantonese so only got what some ladies who bothered to stop had, or if I knew it in Cantonese then I could hear the shout.

We got:
shark fin dumpling 3 in a basket-ok.
spareribs-ok, hubby liked them. I like less meat w/ more flavors.
fish dumplings-3 huge ones, lady cut them in half so we could share.
leek dumplings-3 in a basket-prefer the pan-fried kind but these were steamed. ok.
shrimp dumplings (ha gows) 4 in a basket
clams-looked like a special order, lots of clams w/ green peppers, black bean sauce. pretty good.
steamed custard buns-3 in a basket. pretty good.

They take credit cards. Our total was about $28 before tip.

Bathrooms-separate men and women. Women only 2 stalls!

Visited: 1

Lichee Garden
1416 Powell Street (@ Vallejo)
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 397-2290


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  1. Lichee Garden rocks. We ate there a few weeks ago and our bill was about the same for 4 ppl, making it $6 pp with tip! It's definitely better to go with 4 people as you can sample more dishes. Those shrimp dumplings are the bomb, aren't they? We had a much better experience with the ladies explaining what everything was each time they stopped by. In fact, we were constantly turning them away. I have a thing for the sesame balls too. I can't wait to go back!