As we wandered through Vancouver's chinatown one (typically grey and misty) morning, my attention was caught by Jade Dynasty's sign declaring its twin specialities of dim sum and vegetarian dishes. I love Chinese food, and especially dumplings and wontons, but I've never found a decent veggie dim sum offering. Returning there for lunch was almost inevitable.
We ordered vegetable dumplings, mushroom pancakes, tofu wraps (also filled with mushrooms), and a sweet & sour chicken dish for Andy. The dumplings were my favourite, packed with bright and fresh veggies. The fillings of the two mushroom dishes were pretty similar, and if I'd realised from the menu descriptions, I might have plumped for something else, but they were tasty so I'm not really complaining. I had a slight preference for the soft, soy-sauce-soaked pancakes over the slightly crispy tofu wrappers. There were a few other things on the menu that I might have liked to try, had we had the chance.