Quaint, takeout-oriented place with dim sum that is competitive with San Francisco's best -- and this is a city known for its high quality dim sum. Gracious proprietress gives this place an edge with her enthusiasm and willingness to explain and select items for non-Chinese customers; a courtesy rarely seen in dim sum places, which frequently pride themselves on brusque rudeness. This place does not have the encyclopedic range of items of the mega-dim sum houses like Ton Kiang or Yank Sing, but offers a limited list of the timeless favorites. Items were fresh and tasty and we enjoyed them as a picnic while exploring Chinatown and North Beach. The place also has a few tables where you can eat on the spot if you prefer.