Good takeout dim sum & congee in Cupertino/Santa Clara?
I just started working in the Cupertino area, hailing from Oakland. What I miss most about my old neighborhood was the plethora of options for takeout dim sum and congee (rice porridge) in the early morning.
I'm sure there are places around, but I've yet to find anything. Even the places in the 99 Ranch plaza on N Wolfe & Homestead seem to be completely closed in the morning.
King Egg Roll opens early and has dim sum and congee (at least I was served lean pork and preserved egg congee from King Egg Roll at a party that was purchased at the Newark branch). If I remember correctly they open at 7AM. Not a full menu when it first opens, but I hope this helps.
King Egg roll
680 Berryessa W, San Jose, CA
This is out the search range, but I read that this place is a branch of the SF store that sells dim sum to go. Not sure about congee.
New Hwong Kok
1705 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035
Top Cafe on De Anza may be open for breakfast. They have congee and HK sandwiches for breakfast (at least for the Milpitas location)
I got a tip that the food court inside Marina Food had rice porridge in the mornings (opens at 8am). I walked by during lunch and saw at least 4 versions, but didn't get to try them. Has anyone tried the rice porridge there? How about the rest of the lunch fare?
10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA
I tried the pork and preserved egg jook at Marina Food today. The texture was nice and thick, lots of ground pork and preserved egg, but flavor somewhat lacking. They didn't serve any garnishes either, but since it was lunchtime, I'm thinking they ran out after breakfast. A bit pricey at $3.99, but this isn't Oakland right?
Starting at 11am.. One of the better cantonese places in the south bay..
Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant
1135 N Lawrence Express way
Sunnyvale, CA 94089