Sunday, December 16, 2007
Kan's Restaurant - San Francisco
For a quick Yum Cha in the heart of Chinatown, if the guy with the menu in the street doesn't get you in, look for the no. 708 Grant Ave.
It occupies a large, simply decorated, room at the top of a very steep flight of stairs
I was not impressed with the a la carte menu but there is plenty of variety in the Yum Cha. The waiters waft around with trays holding 5 to 7 different things, deep fried steamed and boiled dumplings and the usual desserts. They are extremely efficient at removing dishes as soon as they are emptied. It's a matter of personal taste but I enjoyed the steam prawn and pork balls best. chicken skewers were a Little cold and dry as were the gyoza but an egg covered dumpling was super.
Price US $24 got us a reasonable lunch