(Travel + Leisure) Dim sum calls for dumplings, and about 55,000 are sold annually at State Bird Provisions in San Francisco. But not classics like shrimp-filled har gow. Chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski prefer their dumplings with guinea hen. “Dim sum service offers a slew of freedoms with our cooking,” explains Brioza, whose menu includes steak tartare in lettuce cups.
The pleasure of a dim sum meal also comes from the showmanship and ordering experience. At Seattle’s New Hong Kong, for example, carts glide past diners and attendants raise the lids off steamer baskets, bellowing out what’s inside, whether sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves or garlicky spareribs. It’s all washed down with generous cups of fragrant tea.
Read on for more of America’s best dim sum destinations, and share your favorites in the comments below.
Gunshow - Atlanta, Georgia
JS Chen's Dim Sum & BBQ - Plano, Texas
Yank Sing - San Francisco
Red Egg - New York City
The Church Key - Los Angeles
Ping Pang Pong - Las Vegas, Nevada
Ming’s Bistro - Orlando, Florida
State Bird Provisions - San Francisco, California
Winsor Dim Sum Café - Boston, Massachusetts
Get the rest of the list at Travel + Leisure: Best Dim Sum in America
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