I've tried to read all the dim-sum posts but they don't seem to compare places at all. Perhaps eventually a "top 10" list will emerge? Till then any suggestions would be appreciated - I'm visiting from NY and I'll be staying with friend in Berkeley, so Oakland's fine, but SF is too.
Also chinese food suggestions that aren't necessarily "safe" (per the picky eater post below) but are amazing would be appreciated (if it helps to orient I am a huge Congee Village fan in NY).
thanks so much and
happy new year!