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Dumplings, Pork Buns & Boba Tea: The Asian Food Crawl of Clement St

San Francisco, CA


  • The goods on a metal tray at Wing Lee. Photo: rjtanega
  • Cross-section of a baked char siu bao.
  • The aisles of the New May Wah Market. Photo: Courtney Nam.
  • Classic black milk tea with boba. Photo: traveltheswirled.
  • Inside Mr & Mrs Tea House. Photo: ThePerfectSpot.
  • The menu and team behind the counter at Wing Lee.
  • Flaky layers of dan tat.

1 hour
0.3 mi
Guided by Jason
Jason Donahue

Overview

When San Francisco's Chinatown population escaped to the Inner Richmond neighborhood, so did the best Chinese food. Today, Clement St - the main thoroughfare of the neighborhood - features some of the best food boutiques and specialty culinary joints in the city. Come join us as we help you discover (and order) the best pork buns, dumplings, Boba tea and dim sum in the neighborhood. Along the way, we'll get up close and personal with contemporary Asian culture and life.


About Your Guide

I am all about exploring local history, architecture, food and art to learn about how places came to be. You can find me in search of hidden places, tasty dim sum, high-design speakeasies, skyline vistas and other ingredients to build the perfect day.


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Guide Points

  1. Cherry Blossom Bakery

    Of the dozen or so places to find a pork bun on Clement St, Cherry Blossom stands out as the best. End of story. This is not just the best …

  2. Richmond New May Wah Market

    No trip to Clement would be complete without visiting an Asian market. Prepare your senses; there can be some pungent odors in the meat dep…

  3. Xiao Long Bao Restaurant

    The cooking style that developed in Shanghai starting in the 14th century aimed to celebrate color, aroma and taste.

  4. Mr & Mrs Tea House

    Mr and Mrs Tea opened just opened in 2017 but it produces some of the freshest boba tea in the neighborhood.

  5. Wing Lee Bakery

    We come to Wing Lee for dim sum, a southern Chinese meal served in the late morning/early afternoon. It is comprised of assorted small stea…

  6. Alex Bakery

    We come to Alex Bakery for a classic dim sum dessert: egg tart or "dan tat" in Cantonese.

  7. Toy Boat

    This is the odd, non-Asian addition to this walk, but it is an Inner Richmond institution, so we have to make a visit.


Sidewalk Reviews

  1. 2 Reviews

    1. Corey

    Awesome walk! The Richmond New May Wah Market was amazing! I think I just discovered my new favorite grocery store in the city. Cherry Blossom bakery was great too, pork buns! 🤤🤤🤤

    Feb 19, 2018


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