Food & Drink

Comments (0)

Best Dim Sum San Francisco 2001 - Oriental Pearl

Oriental Pearl

Oriental Pearl

760 Clay

San Francisco, CA 94108


Map & Details>>

Part of the fun of the dim sum experience is pointing out what you want from a passing trolley and getting it instantly -- the essence of immediate gratification -- but all too often the snack in question has been sitting around in a steam table, getting tired and listless. Not an issue at Oriental Pearl, where all of the dim sum is freshly cooked to order. The difference is immediately obvious: Oriental Pearl's dumplings, cakes, and pot stickers are light, lovely, and imaginative. Lotus leaves enclose packages of moist, steamy rice and pungent sausage; taro, shrimp, and Chinese bacon are puréed into a jazzy frittata; sweet, plump prawns are wrapped in a delicate casing with snippets of fresh chive; a light and lovely flan is showcased in a delicate, buttery crust. The surroundings match the refinement of the cooking and are among the most elegant in Chinatown, with burnished gold accents, delicate china, and intricate wicker prevailing.
My Voice Nation Help
Sort: Newest | Oldest
©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.