Any other Clement Restaurant fans out there?
I have to say, forget nearby Good Luck and Wing Lee, Clement Restaurant has the best take-out dim sum on Clement these days. Great selection of baked goods too. Only the sui mai has been a miss for me so far.
The trick is to show up between 7:45-8:00AM when everything is out hot & fresh. Too early and the selection is limited. Too late and, well, you know the deal...
I liked the baked items at Clement Restaurant. Never been a fan of Good Luck Dim Sum, and I hear it's headed even further downhill. Wing Lee still gets my business for certain items.
I'll mention that there's a branch in the South Bay, Clement Bakery & Deli, and might be the best take-out option in San Jose.
Clement Bakery & Deli
2115 Morrill Ave, San Jose, CA 95132
621 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
re: Melanie Wong
It's probably only fair to compare them when they are at peak hours and doing high turnovers, but because Good Luck Dim Sum has a line more frequently than Wing Lee, I've generally had fresher/better stuff from Good Luck.
Good Luck Dim Sum
736 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Truth be told, for steamed dumplings I'll buy from Dol Ho in Chinatown or TC Pastry on Irving Street. My purchases at Wing Lee are limited to beef siu mai (has chopped water chestnuts), jook, steamed dai bao, vegetable filled bean curd skin rolls, and joong (zong zhi).
808 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
2222 Irving St, San Francisco, CA
Irving Street Cafe
716 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122