If I like Ton Kiang in SF what Peninsula dim sum spot?
We'll be driving from the East Bay to near Palo Alto next Sunday and would like to get some dim sum on the way. We are open to driving out of the way for a great place. I know there is huge debate about what the best dim sum so I thought I'd just put it out there that I've always liked Ton Kiang because it's fresh and not overly greasy and a bit upscale. I would appreciate standouts in the BBQ pork buns and ha gau. Any ideas for places that would fit the bill? For those that also like Ton Kiang do you have any favorites in the South Bay?
Cupertino's answering the south bay part of your request....
On your flight plan, I'd suggest Joy Luck in San Mateo. Also a bit upscale, very low on the grease factor, fresh taste, super tasty. Joy Luck gets only moderate love on this board, I suspect because the prices are a little higher than other joints, and the Chinese are hard-core about prices.
I like the *baked* bbq pork buns at Fu Lam Mum in MV, but it's a little more "standard chinese" (higher grease factor, lower prices).
Someone started another thread that said Joy Luck in S'Mateo is closing.
Fu Lam Mum, Joy Luck, Asian Pearl are all as good or better than Ton Kiang; I like Koi Palace the best.
Koi Palace Restaurant
365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015
Joy Luck Place
10911 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
Fremont Asian Pearl
43635 Boscell Rd, Fremont, CA 94538
Fu Lam Mum
155 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
We were at HKFL a few weeks ago, and it was good, but nothing memorable. We haven't been to any of the other Millbrae and Foster City places lately because, until it closed a couple of days ago, we've prefered Joy Luck San Mateo. However, since April, we've been making the drive down to Palo Alto, to Tai Pan, where we're much happier with both the food and the overall dining experience. My recent post is linked below: