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Jul 30, 2007 02:26 PM

Early lunch near SFO

Looking for an early lunch near the airport and heading north. Bonus points for ethnic open at around 10:30!

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  1. There is a little place in the warehouse district that may work but I am afraid it may be out of your way.... corner of Revere and Griffith, I think.

    1. Bonne Sante for incredible burgers in Burlingame. Not sure if they're open that early.
      La Perla in South SF?

      1. It's actually one exit south, but I think Cheung Hing in Millbrae is open at 10:30am (please call to confirm). Gui fei chicken, roast duck, char siu, roast pig to pick from for a combine bbq plate . . . all good.

        Cheung Hing Restaurant
        245 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030

        1. In-and-Out Burger at Millbrae Ave occasionally hits the spot.

          Great Mediterrainian at Hillsdale (very near 101) Aladdin Market

          Aladdin Deli & Market
          224 E Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403

          1. Thank you all for your suggestions. We ended up at Cheung Hing for the tastiest roast duck I can remember! Also had some delicious chow fun, fried rice and char siu. Friendly service and nice, clean restaurant. Great rec!

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            1. re: dimsumgirl

              A few weeks ago I had an early lunch myself at Cheung Hing with my folks. At 11am, the barbecue stand was just getting set up and our roast duck was hot out of the oven and at its maximum glory with delicately crackly skin. Here's the photo of the order of roast duck lo mein,

              The duck here is more browned. If you look closely, you can see some pin feathers around the leg joint, but not terribly so. The noodles were perfect with springy "Q" factor, and tossed with some of the tasty duck juices. Lovely choi sum also, cooked just right and absolutely fresh.

              We also shared an order of jook with fish slices. Lots of fish, but that oddly pinkish fish that looks like the frozen stuff from China. Don't recommend this dish, best to stick with the barbecued meats.