Last Tuesday I made the rounds of the to-go dim sum houses picking up our favorites to take to Salinas. We'd snack on these in between turkey and the leftovers and to have a ready meal at hand for drop-in visitors.
Gourmet Dim Sum (Clement) - Har gau only, noted as appreciably better than the standard takeout by everyone who tried these.
Wing Lee (Clement) - Yau tieu, beef siu mai, sharksfin dumpling, chicken and mushroom jook, fun gwor.
Good Luck is closed on Tuesdays, otherwise I would have picked up a few things for an updated comparison. TC Pastry on Irving, the best spot for one-stop-shopping is closed on Tuesdays too.
Cafe Bakery (Noriega) - Bodacious baked char siu bao.
In Daly City, we found the other branch of TC Pastry near Seton Medical Center, which someone had posted was closed on Wednesdays. But it turned out to have the same day off as SF. At least I know where it is now.
Ranch 99 (Daly City) - Mom still wanted something sweet, and didn't seem much interested in Dim Sum King. The lo pau beng (old wife cake) was terrible, good thing it was only 30¢ for the last one in the case (usually 3/$1). The fried sesame balls, filled with sweet red bean paste, were very crunchy if a bit thick but not bad.