San Francisco: Hong Kong Lounge
Thanks to AF's prodding, we managed to beat the rush to Hong Kong Lounge Sunday morning:
We arrived just a little after they opened, but the place filled up quick:
Instead of carts circling the restaurant, you order off of a menu by marking it with a pencil. It may or may not have been a while since any of us had dim sum. We may or may not have gone a little crazy with the ordering.
This is going to be another one of those dim sum posts where I just photo dump and you all ooh and aah. You think I'm joking.
Okay, here we go! First up, tripe:
Next, thousand year old egg with pork congee, which came with a bowl of fried Chinese donut (you tiao) and a bowl of green onions:
The most surprising and most delicious thing that morning were these pineapple buns:
With - surprise! - bbq pork inside:
The bread was so soft it was ridiculous. Best. Thing. Ever.
The taro puffs were good, but oily:
We got rice noodles with beef:
And rice noodles with shrimp:
Shu mai are a given at any dim sum place:
We may have gone a bit overboard with the fried dumplings (xian shui jiao):
More than enough for 5 people, yea?
Shrimp dumplings are also a must:
As are steamed spare ribs:
And phoenix claws:
Can't forget the turnip cakes:
And we would've been remiss to skip the pan fried chive dumplings (one of my faves):
We threw in some steamed meatballs just for fun:
Hong Kong Lounge may be one the better dim sum places I've been to in the City. I would definitely be back again. The place is clean, the service efficient, and of course, the food is downright delicious.
I wonder if they do the pineapple bbq buns to go...
Hong Kong Lounge
5233 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121