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1529 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
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Nicole Krasinski describes the novel concept of her restaurant State Bird Provisions as “dim sum and a great hors d’oeuvre party morphed into one experience.” She and her husband, chef Stuart Brioza, prepare beautifully executed...
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333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, แขวง คลองต้นไทร เขต คลองสาน กรุงเทพมหานคร 10600, Thailand
The best dim sum is at Mei Jiang, the Cantonese restaurant located inside the Peninsula Hotel. My order typically includes the har gow [steamed prawn dumplings with ginger], the drunken chicken with jellyfish, and the snow pea pastries. —David...
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101 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
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Most dim sum places in the San Francisco Bay Area are pretty typical of what you can find in Asia, culture and all. And while I love authentic as much as the next person, there is a place that has elevated the art of the dumpling. I am not alone...
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Prince Edward, Hong Kong

Hong Kong cuisine matriarch Martha Sherpa instructs both culinary professionals and aspiring visitors how to prepare dim sum staples like traditional pork steamed buns and dumplings filled with homemade egg custard. Intimate classes of no more...

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9-11 Fuk Wing St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
I've done my share of silly things in the name of good food - some of those exploits documented here on AFAR, I'm sure. Standing on a street corner in the pouring rain at 9am waiting for a lunch restaurant to open with 150 other hungry visitors...
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18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA
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On weekends this place is dim sum heaven. I’m not talking about the “trendy” dim sum places that look pretty, but drill a hole in your pocket. Golden Unicorn is a family establishment! Go there on any given weekend and what you will find are...
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20 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, France
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Paris is known for many things but until recently, ethnic fare wasn't one of them. In the hip neighborhood south of Pigalle, YOOM is my go-to spot for wildly delicious dim sum in an environment that is both cozy and contemporary - not the dive we...
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664 S Weller St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
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There are plenty of great dim sum restaurants in Seattle's International District, aka Chinatown, but Duk Li is a personal favorite. While they don't wheel carts full of steamer baskets around the restaurant, the food is served up fresh, fast, and...
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675 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
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A San Francisco Chinatown spot that is fast-paced and cash only. They have a good variety of dimsum, but are known for making pretty good shrimp dumpling (Har Gow). The place can be intimidating but for 3 pieces of dimsum for $1.50 it is worth the...
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After browsing strings of pearls of every shape, size, and color, I picked the ones I liked and the shopkeeper here made them into a necklace for me. I got to pick the clasp and knotting style, too. This is shop No. 29 on the third floor in the...
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83 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
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For a great brunch, head over to Chinatown to experience dim sum that's delicious yet easy on the wallet. For those of you who want an authentic experience of being back in Hong Kong—the servers push the carts around the restaurant, showing you...
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3709 Convoy St #101, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
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The interior of Emerald's is quite spacious with dozens of large round tables covered in white linen. Throughout the course of the meal, Chinese women push around carts loaded with all sorts of steamed, fried, baked and raw foods. The first time I...
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1039 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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Ok, Chinatown isn't exactly Hong Kong, but they have some pretty nice dimsum in SF Chinatown, if you go to the right places. Also, the eats are cheap, so if you like dimsum, or if you've never had it, be sure to try it in SF Chinatown, the biggest...
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22 Shuiwan Rd, Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518067
People say that this is the oldest and most famous dim sum in this part of Shenzhen. Is it true? Maybe. They've expanded into a chain located all over Shenzhen, but this is definitely the original. This is the real deal dim sum. Extremely loud...
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Hong Kong, Mong Kok, Flat 8, Ground Floor, Phase 2, Tsui Yuen Mansion, 2-20 Kwong Wa St, 廣華街2-20號翠園大樓2期地下8號舖, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
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They are most famed for their mouth-watering BBQ pork buns and the queues of people that congregate outside their blink-and-you’ll-miss-it canteen. Welcome to Tim Ho Wan, the one of the world’s cheapest Michelin star restaurants. This is Yum Cha...
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365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015, USA
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Koi Palace is a large teahouse inspired by ones found in Southern China and serves dim sum that draws a crowd. Get there early, or be prepared to wait. In addition to the standard dim sum offerings, you'll find my favorite item, which is unique to...
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700 Bellevue Way NE #280, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
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If you are traveling to Bellevue or any of the surrounding areas, eating at Din Tai Fung is a must. This place is always packed, so be prepared to wait for a little while to be seated, but it is definitely worth it. If you are on a date or with...
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2435 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, USA
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Having lived in Guangdong province for two years, there's a soft spot in my heart for dim sum. What I like about Yum Yum Cha Cafe is that they make dim sum available inside the loop in Houston, so I can get my fix without venturing out to...
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20 Trengganu St, #02-01 Chinatown, Singapore 058479
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An evergreen Chinese favorite, dim sum is great to snack on when visiting Singapore’s famed hawker centers or exploring the city’s Chinatown. Dim sum literally means “touch the heart,” and the authentic local offerings are...
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06, Pavilion, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Whenever I am in a large city in Asia, I check to see whether there is an outpost of the Taiwanese dumpling chain, Din Tai Fung. I have an unnatural addiction to their xiaolongbao, or pork soup dumplings. I have stalked these dumplings in...