Traditional & Contemporary Deem Sum
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, April 3, 2005

San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, April 3, 2005Video: Introducing Yank Sing at The James Beard Foundation Awards

"San Francisco's Yank Sing was one of five restaurants this year named an American classic."

Yank Sing

101 Spear St, San Francisco
Owner: Vera Chan-Waller

Henry Chan has made it his life's work to "uplift dim sum." At San Francisco's Yank Sing he has been serving dim sum classics like har gow and Shanghai dumplings alongside newer innovations like phoenix shrimp and cabbage salad with honeyed walnuts to thousands of diners every day for over half a century. His mother opened Yank Sing's original Chinatown location in 1958. Even as a young man, Henry knew what the restaurant needed to do in order to set itself apart, expand its appeal, and reach a larger audience. By moving to the financial district and creating a more upscale atmosphere, Yank Sing became a favorite among San Francisco's movers and shakers and a must-visit restaurant for tourists. Now a third generation is at the restaurant's helm. Henry's daughter Vera Chan-Waller is in the kitchen every day, ensuring that Yank Sing maintains its high standards and traditions-and keeps growing along with the Bay Area's vibrant food culture.

JBF The James Beard Foundation

Deemed "the Oscars of the food world," by Time magazine, The James Beard
Foundation Awards are the country's most coveted honor for chefs; food and
beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on
food; and restaurant architects and designers.

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