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Near Daly City BART? El Camino Real?

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Kayde Apr 4, 2011 05:52 PM

I will be in and out of Daly City BART station frequently for the next couple months, and then taking public transit down El Camino Real as far as San Bruno, and would appreciate suggestions. Most of the time I'll be in a hurry, looking for lunch, to-go and trucks, but schedule and situations will vary, so more leisurely lunch, snack or even dinner places are all welcome. Seems that there should be a range of good Asian and Filipino options in the general area, as well as Mexican and Central American. I like a wide range of foods, and might even walk 1/2 mile for especially good kare kare.

A while ago there was a great thread on options near BART, but there wasn't much discussion around Peninsula stations:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/630521

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Kayde Apr 4, 2011 06:44 PM

    Little Yangon. Call your order in ahead if you're in a hurry.

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    Little Yangon
    6318 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014

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      Kayde RE: Robert Lauriston Apr 4, 2011 10:42 PM

      Thanks, I love Little Yangon. Chicken-coconut and fish soups, tea salad... Last time we drove from the south and I didn't think of it as close to BART.

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      Little Yangon
      6318 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014

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        Kayde RE: Kayde Apr 5, 2011 06:25 PM

        Update: I went to Little Yangon today, Tuesday, at 11:50 and it was closed. Nobody was inside and chairs were stacked up. The posted hours are from 11am every day, and so far every call to the listed number gets a fax.

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        Little Yangon
        6318 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014

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      chaseshadows RE: Kayde Apr 5, 2011 10:41 PM

      Little Lucca is a local FAVE for sandwiches, although the line can get long during lunch time. After seeing the menu once, you could just call in the order and pick it up. Warning: it is a little messy.

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

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        Kayde RE: chaseshadows Apr 8, 2011 07:49 PM

        This looks great, and it's right on route. And thanks especially for the messy warning: I'll stop AFTER my appt.

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          chaseshadows RE: Kayde Apr 9, 2011 12:08 AM

          No problem, from what I remember, if you're taking the bus, it stops right by it. No matter what you get...garlic sauce, pepper sauce, plus dutch crunch bread are all musts! :)

          And I've also heard from friends that the Chinese restaurant right next to it (shares a parking lot with Little Lucca), New Mandarin Garden, has good beef noodle soup. That's all they go there for.

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            Kayde RE: chaseshadows Apr 14, 2011 05:51 PM

            Thanks so much for this. And it is right on route.
            Today 2 of us stopped by Little Lucca (called ahead) and the sandwiches were wonderful and big enough for at least 2 meals. Classic combo, prosciutto - both on Dutch Crunch with the works, especially garlic sauce. Some handwritten specials sound good enough to make this a regular stop. The picnic tables on the side and back are clean, comfortable enough and convenient.
            Funny thing: When I used to work near SFO at the base of San Bruno Ave., a coworker took orders and made a regular Friday run for great sandwiches, but I forgot the name or never knew it. The Little Lucca web menu seemed familiar, and the young guy at the register confirmed that "the airport guys" are still big regulars.
            Also got Beef Stew Noodle Soup to go from New Mandarin Garden, listed under hand pulled noodles. Very good spicy beef broth with star anise, greens and chunks of beef, and the noodles are chewy. I would definitely get this again.

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            New Mandarin Garden
            744 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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

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              chaseshadows RE: Kayde Apr 14, 2011 10:11 PM

              I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :) My friends and I all crave Little Lucca during the semester when we're away for school!

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

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                Kayde RE: chaseshadows Apr 14, 2011 10:46 PM

                I understand. If I ever got to be a Little Lucca regular again, I would definitely miss them when away.
                Just finished those New Mandarin Garden beef stew noodles. Noodles and broth were packed separately so the soup lost nothing in reheating. Let me expound: Rich, rich, thick broth and what looks like great big chunks of short rib meat. Perfect spiciness - slow growing warmth in the back of the mouth that lingers on the tongue. Might work my way down the noodle soup options next time too. The House Special Noodle Soup is pork and shrimp, they told me.

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                New Mandarin Garden
                744 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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

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