Dim Sum is the perfect New York City brunch. Big table with good company sharing small dishes is a great start to the weekend. Most regular dim sum features a lot of scary meat dishes, but the same style easily transfers to vegan dim sum. The Buddhists are on to something. Even if they did steal our tables. :-)
This NYC vegan eat up was at Vegetarian Dim Sum House in Chinatown.Mmmm rice rolls. My FAVORITE dim sum item is rice rolls. We got the fake shrimp and the mushroom ones. Both were really good. I don't remember what this is actually called, but it was fried and stuffed with vegetables like cabbage. It was good whatever it was.Treasure Balls with assorted flavors. Everyone likes balls, but I'm not sure what the assorted flavor is supposed to be. I thought it was a pretty neutral flavor stuffed with something resembling mashed potatoes. Good, but Treasure Balls? Really, who comes up with these names?
The top dish is the turnip cake. Unexpectedly really good, and served with the dipping sauce at right.Sticky rice in bamboo leaves, Pea shoot dumplings, and steamed buns. Inside shot of the pea shoot dumpling filling. Mmm steamed buns. Fried banana dumplings.
The inside of the fried banana dumplings. I'm glad I saved room for these. YUM!
Again another super fun vegan eat up outing. I think I might have overdone it on the take out this week. I'll have to cook something soon!