Vegetarian Dim Sum
I used to be able to curb my cravings by buying frozen stuff at King's Cafe in Kensington. Now that they're closed I'm looking for somewhere I could go to that has a decent selection of veggie dim sum items. Doesn't have to be all vegetarian but recommendations of any of those places would be great too. I think I've heard of one out by Pacific Mall.
Downtown best. Any places in Chinatown that have a good selection?
Filled steamed buns, veggie dumplings, sticky rice...mmm...
Yung Sing on Baldwin, Mother's Dumplings. Whether its really vegetarian like King's, don't know. There's often cross-contamination in Asian vegetarian dishes (fish sauce, etc). But these two seem to understand the concept. Buddah's on Dundas for fake-meat gluten, 668 for salad rolls. There used to be a vegetarian place on Spadina that doubled as a butcher shop. Didn't last long!
lotus pond is an all vegetarian dim sum, it is in scarborough. It wasnt bad, but i am a meat eater... the food reminds me of traditional chinese veggie dishes (the ones my mother would make during those days... dont know what to call it, the tradition goes with her) put into dim sum form.
I was at Lotus Pond a few months ago and, based on this one experience, would not recommend it. Everything was oily and gooey, both dim sum and noodle dishes. I've had excellent Chinese vegetarian cuisine before and this place does not produce it. I have yet to try Graceful Vegetarian or Gourmet Vegetarian Restaurant for their dim sum.
Lotuspond - duplicate
Midland Ave, Toronto, ON , CA
Sorry that you had a bad experience at Lotus Pond.
We always take Vegetarians there, as we also enjoy it.
Just after Christmas we were a group of eight with three Vegetarians and must say we enjoyed everything, and did not find anything greasy, oily or Gooey.
We didn't order anything deep Fried, so that is possibly why.
The Stir Fried Noodle dish was not greasy.
The Rice and Sticky Rice Dish is outstanding.
Our Veggies were excellent including the Spinach in a light Broth.
Everyone enjoyed the Dim Sum as well.
We have been to Graceful, and while good, we think that Lotus Pond is better.
I would second Pigurd's suggestion in Scarborough (Midland/MicNicoll) I have had a very different experience than gnuf. I love the dim sum at Lotus Pond and would highly recommend it. However, there are dishes there that I enjoy more than others. You just need to ask for guidance before ordering. They have all the items you require.
I would ONLY eat the dim sum at King's Café. Went there a few weeks ago and was brutally disappointed by the rest of the food -- "Szechuan" sauce tasted like Campbell's soup, a stir-fry had what looked like frozen mixed veggies (the kind with corn and peas), and the congee was like diluted cream of wheat stirred with cornstarch.
Noble seafood on dundas north of spadina has really good dimsum. There are some veggie options like the spring onion pankcake and some steamed dumplings. This is my favourite dimsum downtown