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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

San Francisco's Top 10 Dim Sum Restaurants

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Crude Drugs chicken feet. Don't be afraid. - W. BLAKE GRAY
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  • Crude Drugs chicken feet. Don't be afraid.

6. House of Banquet

939 Clement (at 11th Ave.)

Ignore the huge, empty room downstairs with a giant cabbage god facing the entrance; the party's on the second floor. This is a rolling-cart place, so language skills aren't necessary, which is good because if you don't speak Chinese you'll be in the minority. The siu mai and green tea dumplings are the must-order items here; we also like the light and airy baked pork buns. And the price is quite low; it's possible for a group of four or more to eat well for under $10 a person.

5. Golden Gate Dim Sum Seafood Restaurant

1829 Clement (at 19th Ave.)

SFoodie likes to order weird-sounding dishes off dim sum menus, and it has never paid off for us more than here. "Crude Drugs Chicken Feet" is one of the best dim sum dishes in the city -- the feet absorb medicinal herbs and end up tasting like solidified chicken soup. We also love the cold herbal jelly. If you're not as adventurous, get the chicken bun, the house steamed shrimp dumpling, and the sticky rice with lotus leaf.

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