A new Ranch 99 Asian Market has opened Wednesday in the South Bay at 1350 Grant Road, Mountain View, adjacent to the Nob Hill Market. It has lots of goodies crammed into one place with produce, fresh seafood, meat, frozen products, hot deli (dim sum, noodle, BBQ, and buffet), bakery, etc..etc.. Everything looks nice and pristine now excepting that it is definitely somewhat shy in shopping cart- aisle space. It remains to see how it appearances will change/sink with time. The dim sum area has lots of items and the dim sum is more than palatable and has a relatively high quality-to-cost ratio, and is especially delicious when devoured fresh out of the kitchen ($2.20 for 3 pieces). The bakery features Sogo products. The market was a mob scene at opening with every Asian in and about town imaginable visiting, but has settled down Friday a bit to more manageable proportions.
Photo shows dim sum sampling, starting at left upper corner and going clockwise are: salty glutinous puff dumpling, fried won ton skin stuffed w/fish- cake, baked layered puff pork tart, and fried sesame ball. I didn't like the way the har gau was all lumped together, making it a mite difficult to lift them all out individually without breaking skins.