Dim Sum in PHX (with vegetarian options)
My boyfriend and I are visiting the Chandler area this weekend, and we wanted to find a good dim sum place in the Chandler area. My boyfriend is Vegetarian, so I want to be sure that they will have some vegetarian selections for him also. Any suggestions?
That may be tough. Dim sum, in my experience, is often very porky. There are usually a few dessert-like buns and some small dishes of gai lan, but most everything I've seen offered as part of the dim sum at Golden Buddha on the east side of Phoenix contains pork, shrimp, chicken, etc.
There are two noted dim sum places in Chandler: China King and C-Fu. You might want to give each one a call to check on vegetarian options. Another option is for you to enjoy dim sum while your boyfriend orders meatless dishes from the menu.
Here's a recent review of China King:
668 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
2051 W Warner Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225
China King Buffet
1050 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
We've been to all three that SB mentioned. About a hour after we left C-Fu, we both got huge headaches. Not sure why, but we never went back. Our visit to China King was just sad. One cart, no new food, and dim sum still had another hour to go.
GB is our go-to, but on occasion we've had issues there, but on the whole, it's been much more reliable.
I should clarify that of the three I mentioned, I have personally visited only Golden Buddha. They do dim sum well, but their vegetarian dim sum items are minimal. In fact, GB doesn't even offer small plates of gai lan as a standard dim sum item. It has to be ordered separately from the regular menu.