photo credit: Erin Ng

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Dumpling Union

Dim Sum

Lower Haight

$$$$Perfect For:Big GroupsCasual Weeknight Dinner
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This is the second location of the casual dim sum spot Dumpling Union, and, damn, everything here is f*cking delicious. The siu mai is perfectly constructed, the xiao long bao is extra rich, the barbecued pork buns are pillowy, and the beef chow mein is full of the most tender noodles we’ve had in recent memory. Dim sum this good and fun needs a fun space. There’s a pair of neon blue angel wings on the wall, slightly gaudy gold spray-painted chairs, and vines everywhere.

Food Rundown

Seaweed Salad

Juicy, firm, crunchy—everything a simple, but perfectly executed seaweed salad should be. Although, it’s kinda hard to mess this one up.
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photo credit: Erin Ng

Spicy Siu Mai

Great siu mai with just the right kick. The pork works well with the shiitake mushroom.
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photo credit: Erin Ng

Combination Xiao Long Bao

Get these on your table. The combination is a mix of three different flavors: original, spicy, and tom yum flavors that will delight. All three are full of broth you’ll never want to end.
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photo credit: Erin Ng

Barbecued Pork Bun

The bun is pillowy and the filling isn’t too sweet—the recipe for an overall nice pork bun.

Beef Chow Mein

At first glance, this is simply a standard chow mein, but one with almost perfectly chewy noodles that make this dish stand out. Nicely cooked beef, cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, and onion round it all out.

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interior of restaurant with patrons at every table

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Where to go when you really want dumplings.

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