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Where can I find soup dumplings in San Francisco?

Asked by SamIAm (8628 points ) December 12th, 2009

Before moving from NY, I had my first ever soup dumpling. Many people do not know what these are, and as a result I am having a hard time finding them here. They are basically regular dumplings, but there’s soup inside of them. You have to puncture the dumpling with a chopstick or fork, let the soup drain into the spoon, drink the soup then eat the dumpling. They are also sometimes called “xiao long bao” in Chinese, I believe. I cannot seem to find anyone here who knows where to get them. I have searched online but to no avail. Any suggestions?

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Clermont Street

coolbeans's avatar

Yang Sing is good but its a little expensive. Shanghai dumpling house is also a good place

emma193's avatar

I second @coolbeans that Shanghai Dumpling King has very yummy soup dumplings.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/shanghai-dumpling-king-san-francisco

SamIAm's avatar

thank you!!!!!!!

SamIAm's avatar

@pdworkin : could you be a little more specific, I’m new to the area and am not sure if you are speaking of an actual street, or a specific place. thanks.

dpworkin's avatar

Clermont Street is part of a very lively Chinatown where there are a number of good dim-sum choices. I think it’s kind of an individual preference, so I usually suggest people try out a few and see what they like. Sometimes the crowd outside can be a good indicator. Personally I can’t see spending $80 at Yang Sing for a lunch I can get for $15 or $20 anywhere else.

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