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Monday, 4 March 2013

Veggie Dim Sum at Jade Dynasty, Vancouver



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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.

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10 comments:

christine said...

how lovely - it must have cheered up the grey day:)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Looks wonderful!

Stephanie V said...

Dim sum is a popular Sunday tradition for many here in Vancouver. Hope you had a chance to visit the Dr Sun Yat-sen garden.

carma said...

We did a Dim Sum once back in New Jersey with friends. The smell of all the meat - and spooky things like chicken feet gave me the creeps though. I am a vegetarian too...Plus it was very odd. My husband and I were on a separate bill from our friends. Well, the waiter ran outside the restaurant into the parking lot after them saying they did not leave enough tip. They were Asian and attended Dim Sum regularly so I'm not sure what happened. Anyway, no idea why I am mentioning all this :D

The Bipolar Diva said...

I'll have to go there the next time we're in Vancouver. Looks awesome!

Rebecca Jerdee said...

Mmmm, mmm.....yum, yum! Nothing like dim sum!

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Kim @ Stuff could... said...

a cute quaint looking Chinese food place

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Charlotte Klein said...

I'm a sucker for veggie dumplings. These look absolutely superb. Glad you were able to find such a great veggie spot along your travels :)

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