Mrs Pitt ordered quite a lot for the four of us - I shan't post pics on the usual dim sum fare like the siew mai, har gao (shrimp dumplings) and steamed prawn rice rolls.
This is Zahara's favourite dim sum here - I love it too. Generous amount of chives stuffed and thin pan fried dough skin. A tad oily but simply delicious and very fragrant.
And who would have thought that this dish of Yong Tow Foo of stuffed Brinjals (aka eggplant aka aubergines) and tofus would fare better than the ones in Malaysia? Simply delightful, not oily and I guess the sauce made it better as it was light and aromatic.
This Yam Puffs were good in a different way - where it lacks the minced meat and ingredients, the yam paste was extremely fine and not pasty like.
This came recommended by the staff, we took it and didn't really have high expectations of it. We stared at the two cut up and rather scrawny deep fried rolls, popped a portion into our mouth and was pleasantly surprised that it was delicious. Fresh prawn bits with diced turnips and vegetables delivered a wonderful fragrant bite.
BBQ Pork Pastries -Pastry that crumbles in the mouth, coupled with the tasty BBQ Pork stuffing. Simply fantastic...
But the star of this meal was a surprisingly simple dish that truly delivered....
Steamed asparagus! "Voluptuous" sized asparagus sticks served with special sauce. The asparagus was steamed just right, tender yet retaining the crunch. The bean sauce which had hints of sesame seed oil was simply aromatic and complemented the asparagus. A must order!
Wonderful dim sum fare (I dare say better than most from Malaysia) away from home! Read more City View Restaurant's reviews on YELP!
City View Restaurant
662 Commercial Street,
San Francisco, CA 9411
Tel : (415) 398 2838
USA - To Be Continued ...