It has been a while since we ate at The Vegetarian Dim Sum House in Chinatown, and so, after our last trip to Joe's Ginger, we decided to go back and see if the food was as good as we remember.
This cash only place is like lots of restaurants in Chinatown: a destination for food (authentic, comforting, good and cheap), not a place you would go for the decor, the ambiance or to get an outstanding service. So, it is not the best place for a date...I personally think that their dishes are better than their dim sum, the later being a bit greasy and not as good.
They have a large dim sum menu and you will check the one you want with the pencil that is on each table. We decided to go with:
Vegetable pork roast mock buns (doughy and tasteless):
Mini vegetarian spring rolls (not so mini, pipping hot and very greasy):
Pan fried dumplings (greasy and not that tasty):
However, their three mushrooms pan fried noodles was delicious!
The noodles were smothered in a delicious sauce, some of them not and therefore being delightfully crispy. There was also lots of mushrooms on it, perfect if you love them.
I am a bit on the fence as far as The Vegetarian Dim Sum House is concerned. It is for sure cheap and I am not expecting gourmet food, but I think that places like Joe's Ginger (across the street), The Great NY Noodle Town or The Golden Unicorn are far better. Would I go back? Maybe, but not for dim sum.
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