If you’ve never experienced dim sum, there’s no better place in California to try it than San Francisco. Dim sum is a style of steamed dumpling prepared in small portions filled with everything from veggies to chicken and seafood. It’s a traditional way of sharing a meal that has established roots in San Francisco’s culinary culture. Despite what you may think, not all of the best dim sum is in Chinatown. All over the city, you will find restaurants serving traditional dim sum in new ways. From old-school parlors that are passing dumplings around on a cart to upscale eateries that are pushing the boundaries, dim sum is a staple in the city’s food scene.