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Posted by Jon G. on 04/18/2006
I have been here several times in the last few years, and it's still one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants in NYC. I generally order off the dim sum menu, since it seems a better deal than the regular menu (especially with Buddha Bodai up the street now). Rice flour cakes and monk dumplings are good, I avoid the friend turnip cake (too greasy). The hidden jewel of the menu is the kiwi juice - it tastes like it's made from pure kiwi puree, not cut with apple juice or similar. Their noodle soups are also HUGE, if you're looking for a cheap meal for 2 - I recommend the Peking Tsau Chong Mein. Three years ago, I'd say that had a friendliness problem, but not anymore - I definitely recommend them to vegetarians visiting.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/28/2006
This is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. All my non-vegetarian friends love it too!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/14/2006
I've been a vegetarian for 14 years and have a very difficult time ordering at restaurants. The rest of my family are meat-eaters and they decided to take me out here one night, although my father was less than thrilled to be going to a vegetarian eatery. I am not even a huge fan of chinese food either. But the five of us were all in shock when we began our meals. The food is the BEST FOOD i've ever had! I'm not even over-exaggerating. I still dream about the pork with honey, the spinach dumplings, the wonton soup, the fried bananas, and the sesame chicken, among many other amazing dishes we ordered. My father hasn't stopped talking about the restaurant...he said he couldn't tell the difference between the "mock pork, chicken, and beef" and "real pork, chicken, and beef." The place is tucked away down a little street..but not hard to find. It is quite smaller, compared to most other dim sum places I've gone in Chinatown, but it's cozy. The atmosphere is not fabulous, but the food more than makes up for it. The staff is nice but gets antsy when it gets busy, and brought out the wrong dish once. However, they corrected the mistake promptly, the food was brought out very quickly, and the preparation of the food was really so pretty. All the meat eaters in my family constantly mention this restaurant, and we've been back there 3 times in the last 2 months. I've also gotten take-out and they gave the same sized portions as in the restaurant, and it was packaged very well. I can't urge you enough to go to the Vegetarian Dim Sum House. I don't think it's possible for you to not come out beaming...and then turn down the next street, Bayard, for some Chinatown Ice Cream Factory ice cream. This is the best restaurant in NYC!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/09/2006
This is my favorite vegetarian place in the world. I have been eating in chinatown for many many years, and after finding this place, I will not go anywhere else. The sweet and salty dumplings are to die for, the pan friend noodles are amazing. Everything is made fresh and tasty. I am so addicted I am here at least twice a week.
Posted by lesley on 02/02/2006
i love this restaurant. dim sum was one of the foods i missed most when i became a vegetarian, so i was ecstatic to find this place. the food is yummy and so cheap! it's not uncommon to see buddhist monks eating here, and i've even seen adam yauch of the beastie boys chowing down. overall, i highly recommend it.
Posted by Reyna on 01/21/2006
I always look forward to eating here! Great food and large portions! However, before you order, make sure that your waiter speaks English, because or else they might misunderstand you and bring the wrong dish. The atmosphere is mediocre and casual, I mean, what else do you expect from a Chinese Restaurant!
Posted by Lisa on 01/13/2006
The food is good, the prices are reasonable, and the portions are big. Unfortunatley, the servcie is lacking. They make you wait and don't understand English when you ask questions. This wouldn't be so bad, but they pretend they do and then your food is brought to you with a mistake and has to be redone when you get a waiter who speaks English to fix the problem. If they could fix this, they'd do much better. Try the treasure ball appetizer it's great and the ham fried noodles are very good.