Asian Pearl Peninsula

San Francisco

Millbrae is full of dim sum destinations and Asian Pearl just might be the crown... pearl?... of the airport city. This is grown-up, elegant dim sum: the steamed radish cake is properly grease-free, they've got some artsy dumpling options, and then there's the wasabi pork stomach -- just try it, okay? The desserts? Tartine-quality: exemplary black sesame balls, durian puffs, and gooey, charred-in-all-the-right-places Portuguese custard "egg" tarts (relation to Hong Kong? Not sure, but Macau is a 40-minute hydrofoil trip away). Bonus: there are also branches in Richmond and Fremont for the 510 crowd.