i'm leaving town for 5 months and have been trying to eat as much as possible w/ little to no repeats.
i tried hk pavilion lounge in millbrae on the rec. of a friend. it was pricier ($52 for 2 w/ tea, 2 cokes, tax and tip) than my usual (gold mountain) but a good experience for my rooky dim sum partner. had all the usual suspects. the har gow had tasty shrimp in them but the wrappers were a little thicker than i like. nothing really caught my eye or seemed worth the total price, except for a random selection of black sticky rice w/ coconut sauce and mangoes. i never get dessert at dim sum, but this was super tasty. overall, not worth a drive out of town, but decent.
also, had some repeat visits to the taco truck in the sears parking lot on sneath (i think) after it crosses el camino. cheap tacos ($1.50 or so) and almost as good as el tonayense.
more interesting though, is the taqueria in la tapatia mexicatessen (411 grand Ave, south san francisco). all different taqueria items and a lot of different cooked meats (chicken, pork, etc.) available by the lb. they also make tortillas i think and some intriguing fried spare ribs that i still have to try. tacos are large here and cost about $2.50 and are a nice change of pace from the taco truck style tacos.
also had a pleasant brunch at the metro cafe. service was a little distant but the nice patio made up for it. tried an omelet and the poulet sandwich with eggplant, which was tasty. that's it for now.