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Vegetarian Friendly Dim Sum?

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amages Dec 25, 2009 04:44 PM

I grew up loving dim sum but we need a place that is vegetarian friendly. Anyone have some thoughts on where to go and specific dishes to get or is this an impossible stretch?

Thanks in advance!

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    small h RE: amages Dec 25, 2009 05:05 PM

    Two generally well-regarded places: Dim Sum Go Go has a 10 piece vegetarian dim sum platter, which I enjoyed (although it got a little boring after the 7th piece). Red Egg has a fair number of options also, as well as a 1/2 price happy hour. I think the quality's a bit better at Dim Sum Go Go.

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      kathryn RE: amages Dec 26, 2009 07:07 AM

      Vegetarian Dim Sum House? It's OK compared to regular, non-vegetarian dim sum, but my vegetarian friends LOVED it.

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        Chandavkl RE: kathryn Dec 26, 2009 08:49 AM

        Yes, this is probably the OPs best bet. Nothing like their full vegetarian dim sum selection anywhere else in the country.

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        amages RE: amages Dec 26, 2009 07:10 AM

        thanks for the suggestions. Someone just tipped me off to a place called Buddha Bodai. Has anyone tried it?

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          small h RE: amages Dec 26, 2009 07:38 AM

          Yes, but not for dim sum - I'm a big fan of their pan-fried noodles with "seafood" and their hot & sour soup. It's better-than-average kosher vegetarian Chinese, which means it's just pretty good. If there are non-vegetarians in your party, they may be less than thrilled with it.

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