Hang Ah Tea Room | San Francisco, CA
This little Chinese girl went to San Francisco and you already know I had to check out the oldest dim sum restaurant in America. Since I am hot garbage, I wrote this post late but I remember the dishes and they tasted.
I grew up eating dim sum with my family all over the 626 so expectations were HIGH. We got there before the rush and we didn’t have to wait long for a party of three. It is a smaller restaurant so don’t expect any carts being pushed around. Everything is made to order.
Other than dim sum dishes, they had a large variety of noodle and dumpling dishes.
Altogether we ordered a couple soup dumplings, Cha Siu Bao (steamed pork buns), Shu Mai, Har Gow, Nian Gao, scallion pancakes, and Garlic Chinese style green beans.
The Cha Siu Baos were steamed and pretty damn thicc. I wish it was more flavorful but it was good. The scallion pancakes were a little thicker than Southern California makes it. Still really tasty! Overall everything was really delicious but the soup dumplings ohmygeerrrrd. I love traveling to see how everyone prepares dumplings. They leave theirs in the little spoon.
What do you do when you eat a hot ass soup dumpling and its burning your mouth? I do that weird thing where you’re balancing the dumpling in your mouth and trying to filter air in and out to cool it down. Super attractive right.
Every time I go to San Francisco, I fall more and more in love with it.