Mmm, dumplings
posted December 19, 2011 11:04 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun January 1 at 1:00 PM, Canton Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant
655 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Who wants dim sum?
Today's FPP about dumplings has given me a craving. I know there's been some talk in the past of a dim sum meetup, but I don't think it's actually happened. Who's in?

ETA: Note that the location has changed! Gold Mountain's gone out of business, so we're going to Canton instead.
posted by asterix to Meetup (62 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

well hell yeah I want dim sum
posted by danny the boy at 11:09 AM on December 19, 2011


Yes.
posted by chatongriffes at 11:39 AM on December 19, 2011


Definitely there. I'm gone from the 25-30th, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that isn't the PERFECT time for everyone.
posted by Nimmie Amee at 1:05 PM on December 19, 2011


Well, yes. How about earlier in the day on New Year's Eve?
posted by eugenen at 1:38 PM on December 19, 2011


I'll be gone from the 29th to the 12th, but I'll make the next thing if you guys decide to do it then.
posted by danny the boy at 2:08 PM on December 19, 2011


If this is today or after the 29th, I'd love to be a part of it.
posted by politikitty at 2:31 PM on December 19, 2011


I would love to do this!
posted by jasper411 at 2:42 PM on December 19, 2011


I am interested.
posted by small_ruminant at 2:48 PM on December 19, 2011


I LOVE DIMSUM AND WISH TO SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR NEWSLETTEOMNOMNOMNOM....
posted by babby╩╝); Drop table users; -- at 3:13 PM on December 19, 2011


I love dim sum, but eating them is fraught with peril, since so many have shellfish and I'm allergic. So....maybe.
posted by rtha at 3:26 PM on December 19, 2011


Who wants dim sum? I want dim sum!
posted by zachlipton at 4:05 PM on December 19, 2011


The wife and I recently went to Yank Sing. She doesn't do shellfish, I don't do meat, and my (Chinese) dad doesn't do anything but.

We all left happy and full.

Bonus: it's near muni, BART, and parking is super easy.
posted by TheNewWazoo at 4:52 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


So it seems like either the 31st or the 1st work best. I like the idea of a New Year's feast with Mefites. Anybody been out for dim sum on New Year's Day? Are places packed?
posted by asterix at 8:36 PM on December 19, 2011


I am pro-dim-sum but fly out tomorrow morning and come back on the 3rd. So you'll have to do it without me.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:45 PM on December 19, 2011


Clearly we'll have to have another one of these later in January, too.
posted by asterix at 9:13 PM on December 19, 2011


Caveat re: Yank Sing: Ten years ago, my mom, step-dad and I managed to rack up an $80 dim sum bill, which is a feat never remotely replicated at any other dim sum restaurant.

(Translation: by dim sum standards it's pricey)
posted by small_ruminant at 9:24 PM on December 19, 2011


What about Gold Mountain. I've eaten there before and it was awesome. They can seat really large groups easily.
posted by babby╩╝); Drop table users; -- at 9:38 PM on December 19, 2011


I might or might not be able to join this, but as a non-crustacean-eater, I can say that if you have enough people in your crew, you're usually fine. (A Cantonese speaker is a bonus--you're in the clear then. I speak only so-so Mandarin.)

Yank Sing is shiny and tasty but way overpriced unless you want to pay for comfort and convenience. I think we paid a similar rate for pts and me and my husband some years ago. :|
posted by wintersweet at 12:32 AM on December 20, 2011


Gold Mountain Gold Mountain Gold Mountain
posted by trip and a half at 2:08 AM on December 20, 2011


I love dim sum. I'll be back in SF on the 27th, any day after that is good.
posted by doctor_negative at 6:32 AM on December 20, 2011


Cityview is excellent. Smack between the financial district and Chinatown.
posted by eugenen at 9:36 AM on December 20, 2011


I'm pretty much always in favor of dim sum.

I'll be back in town on the 28th, so anything after that works for me.

And yeah, Yank Sing is a rip-off.
posted by spitefulcrow at 10:26 AM on December 20, 2011


I am in favor of dim sum, comfort and convenience. Money is no object. Dates may be a factor.
posted by jeffamaphone at 10:34 AM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yank Sing is crazy overpriced. One place we've gone lately is the Canton. It's pretty good, and close to transit (Folsom around 2nd). Not sure about the crowdedness though.
posted by jasper411 at 11:14 AM on December 20, 2011


Yeah, I've been to Canton many times and it's never been crowded. OTOH I've been to Canton many times and would kind of like to try someplace new, so I'm leaning towards Gold Mountain.

If I make this for the 1st, will people show? Later in the day, obviously, so folks can sleep off their hangovers a bit.
posted by asterix at 11:24 AM on December 20, 2011


I'm a maybe along with rtha. There's rarely much I can eat at dimsum, probably moreso these days. But I'd like to see everyone!
posted by gingerbeer at 12:01 PM on December 20, 2011


I'm gone between the 30th and the 3rd. I support the idea of multiple iterations of dim sum.
posted by casarkos at 12:02 PM on December 20, 2011


Yum, dim sum! For me, anything after the 30th works -- and while I'd love to try Yank Sing, I've also heard that it's absurdly expensive for dim sum.
posted by polexa at 12:34 PM on December 20, 2011


I'm going to fess up and admit I've never had dim sum. I KNOW. So I'm interested!
posted by grapesaresour at 12:46 PM on December 20, 2011


I'd show on the first.
posted by eugenen at 2:08 PM on December 20, 2011


DO IT! Make it for the first. Hangovers can't win over dim sum.
posted by loriginedumonde at 2:42 PM on December 20, 2011


Okay, confirmed.
posted by asterix at 3:43 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Damnit, i have to work at 1:30. Someone eat extra for me.
posted by mollymayhem at 8:30 AM on December 21, 2011


Awesome. We've confirmed that Gold Mountain is open on 1 January?
posted by spitefulcrow at 9:41 PM on December 21, 2011


We've confirmed that Gold Mountain is open on 1 January?

Hadn't even occurred to me that they wouldn't be. I'd be shocked if they weren't, but I'll call tomorrow to make sure.
posted by asterix at 10:01 PM on December 21, 2011


Gold Mountain is excellent and also crazy busy. Very vibrant noisy scene, a gazillion carts roving by, great food, though be prepared to wait for a table.
posted by jasper411 at 9:13 AM on December 22, 2011


Well this is problematic... apparently Gold Mountain has gone out of business! So far we have Cityview, Canton, and Yank Sing as alternatives. Any preferences between the three?
posted by asterix at 10:41 AM on December 27, 2011


I prefer NOT Yank Sing. It's too expensive.

I haven't been to the other two.
posted by small_ruminant at 3:08 PM on December 27, 2011


Canton's like a block and a half from my house.

But I'm a vegetarian and a picky one at that, plus 1:00pm is pretty early to wake up, so even if it's so close I'm only a maybe.
posted by aubilenon at 9:46 PM on December 27, 2011


Okay, Canton it is.
posted by asterix at 1:14 PM on December 28, 2011


I like Canton's location better. But I'm a maybe right now due to potentially having to attend New Year's Day festivities with my better half.
posted by spitefulcrow at 7:40 PM on December 28, 2011


Okay I'll try and roll my sleep schedule over by then!
posted by aubilenon at 2:16 AM on December 29, 2011


I fear change.
posted by loriginedumonde at 5:40 PM on December 29, 2011


I'm so envious...I'm on the other side of the country and there's no dim sum in Chattanooga. So I'm making jeri come. She's lovely! Give here a hearty wave from me!
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 9:14 AM on December 30, 2011


I love Yank Sing, even though it's pricey. But I've never tried Canton, and I'm all for giving it try.
posted by jeri at 9:46 AM on December 30, 2011


Most probably coming because I miss you guys. But there's no telling what crazy things will happen on NYE, so I'm hesitant to make any promises.
posted by chatongriffes at 12:21 PM on December 30, 2011


well, bummer, i can't make this meetup cuz i'm workin' tomorrow from 1-6 :-(
but if anyone feels like coffee after dimsum, drop in and see me at Dogpatch cafe, at Third St & 20th!
posted by lapolla at 3:53 PM on December 31, 2011


Got to back out - sick cat needs tending.
posted by jeri at 9:54 AM on January 1, 2012


Bailing because I'm heading over to Fremont to eat New Year's Day lunch with the boy.

Sad that I'm missing out. There should be a repeat for this one.
posted by spitefulcrow at 10:55 AM on January 1, 2012


We also have a sick cat, so we're sadly a last minute no.
posted by Nimmie Amee at 12:38 PM on January 1, 2012


Well, we at least have sambosambo, doublewhiskeycokenoice and me. So three people is officially a meetup, right?
posted by politikitty at 12:50 PM on January 1, 2012


I ended up doing NYE out of the city, and won't be back in time. Clearly we're going to need a repeat.
posted by grapesaresour at 12:52 PM on January 1, 2012


For anyone else showing up, we're seated inside to the right.
posted by asterix at 1:11 PM on January 1, 2012


Pleasure meeting everyone.
posted by eugenen at 5:48 PM on January 1, 2012


Sorry to have missed you all. I send you hugs and happy new year wishes!
posted by rtha at 5:51 PM on January 1, 2012


Oh no, Nimmie Amee! I hope the princess/cat feels better soon!
posted by chatongriffes at 6:43 PM on January 1, 2012


Always great to see new faces at meetups! Thanks for coming all the way down from Davis, Numenius!
posted by sambosambo at 7:00 PM on January 1, 2012


I didn't wake up early or lively enough
posted by aubilenon at 8:45 PM on January 1, 2012


Great to meet you all! Returned to Davis and immediately got whisked off to a friend's for Indian takeout followed by watching episode 1, season 1 of Downton Abbey. Hope the cats are feeling better.
posted by Numenius at 8:59 PM on January 1, 2012


This sums up the day for me.
posted by loriginedumonde at 12:14 AM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was listening to covers of that song on Spotify on my way home. These two were pretty good, and they also had this compelling rendition from Swedish Idol.
posted by sambosambo at 4:11 PM on January 2, 2012


And photos are up!
posted by sambosambo at 4:24 PM on January 2, 2012



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