I'm completely deprived of what I grew up on —quality Dim Sum—while living in the heart of the midwest. Coming in from 1,500 miles away and need to seriously make up for lost time! Haw gao, siu mai, lo bak go, lo mei gai, cheung fun, dan tat, etc. I'm ravenous just thinking about it. Also looking for amazing execution of not so sweet, authentic Chinese pastries. (edit: or not authentic... so long as they're amazing!)
Will be in the Bay area willing to drive an hour outside of the Bay Area and even 4-5 hours south since it's already on the itinerary. Will be in Oakland for a few days as well.
Where do the long time Chinese locals go? Have you been?
What's particularly not to miss, price range?