After ambling past Chinatown shop windows displaying glistening ducks and flopping fish, vegetarians will be relieved to step into this meat-free haven—even if the dark-green carpeting and pale-green walls call to mind a corporate office. The menu offers excellent and convincing mock-meat dishes, including delicate “shrimp” dumplings (made with rice flour, yams and tofu), crispy, slightly sweet sesame “chicken” (deep-fried bean curd skin) and Peking “spareribs”—yams doused in a peppery sauce. In place of dessert, order a fresh fruit shake—kiwi is our favorite.
Vegetarian Dim Sum House
|Venue name:||Vegetarian Dim Sum House||Contact:|
24 Pell St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Mott St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10:30am–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average dim sum: $3. Cash only|