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Baker in need of South San Francisco good eats

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I am going to a week long baking class in South San Francisco and will be staying near the airport and was looking for good recommendations for easy dinners in the area. I like fresh, local food and all sorts of ethnic cuisine. I would like to keep it in a reasonable price range as I'll be eating out all week. Probably $10-15 per plate. I will have a car, so I can travel some just don't want to deal with major rushes or traffic. Thanks, in advance, for any leads!

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  1. There is a current thread on South city dining and another on nearby Brisbane, but generally it's not a destination for food.

    Your best bets are the southern edges of San Francisco (SSF is 15 minutes' drive from the Mission) or head south a couple of exits to Millbrae for great Chinese food (Asian Pearl, Hong Kong Flower Lounge, Shanghai Dumpling, many more).

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    Hong Kong Flower Lounge
    51 Millbrae Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030

    Shanghai Dumpling Shop
    455 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

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    1. re: Windy

      If you had come in from out of town, I'd suggest running up to the mission for Delfina. The northbound traffic in the evening isn't bad, especially if you go over to Serpentine off of 280. However, since you're from around here, I'd suggest haunting Millbrea.

    2. I really like Patio Filipino in San Bruno and Little Yangon (Burmese) in Daly City. Both are probably better suited for groups, but they both have terrific noodle dishes that could make for a satisfying solo meal.

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      Patio Filipino
      1770 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066

      Little Yangon
      6318 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014

      1. If you can get to Burlingame Ave. the Burmese restaurant Mingalaba is pretty good and they are open all day.

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        Mingalaba
        1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

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        1. re: peppatty

          We go there regularly. Very friendly staff. There are some strengths on the menu (ginger salad, asparagus chicken, roti, house special noodles, green beans) and some eh dishes (pumpkin curry, basil chicken). And lots more on the menu we haven't tried, but we always seem to order our favorites. Next time i will try to get them to make me asparagus chicken with green beans instead of the out of season asparagus.

        2. In South SF proper there's Villa del Sol and the Basque Cultural Center.

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          Basque Cultural Center
          599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

          Villa Del Sol Argentinian
          423 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

          1. On Wednesdays, La Perla has tongue ( lengua ) as the special - it's a homey preparation but I like it a lot. And their homemade tortillas are good also.

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            La Perla Cafe
            224 Lux Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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            1. re: gordon wing

              My friend John and I are planning to hit La Perla for Lengua and Salsa ..today ...it's wednesday!

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              La Perla Cafe
              224 Lux Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

            2. There are some great sandwich places in South city. The most popular (and the longest wait: call ahead!) is Little Lucca. They have deli style sandwiches with a yummy garlic sauce.

              A similar and much less crowded option is Schoolhouse Liquor and Deli at Magnolia and Baden. It is one block east of Grand Ave. They always have fresh bread from Raymond's, lots of meat choices and delicious sauces as well. They're a bit cheaper too.

              A new favorite is Subculture Deli (lunch only) right behind Raymond's sourdough bread outlet on Spruce St. They have amazing homemade chili and a mean Italian sub done right.

              There is also a really good Hofbrau right off Grand called Bogy's Hofbrau. Lots of roasted meats, homemade warm sides, and salads to choose from.

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              Little Lucca
              724 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080

              Bogy's Hofbrau
              207 Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

              Subculture Deli
              151 S Spruce Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080