PLAN DATE: MON / MAR. 12
For the vegetarians and their lovers who want to have their turnip cake and eat it too, good news: Buddha Bodai does Chinese dim sum, and they do it well. Dedicated to serving quality vegetarian meals that “achieve and maintain the delicate essence of China’s deep culinary history,” Chef Dong has over 45 years of experience backing his passion for flavor and freshness. The food—like watercress dumplings, taro dumplings, and mushrooms wrapped in rice noodle—is delicious without trying to be meat, but for those that have carnivorous leanings, the steamed barbecue “pork” buns come closest here to their meat counterpart.
Cap off your meal with a visit to Kung Fu Tea, where you can explore their extensive menu of bubble teas. Ranging from black teas, to milk teas, punches, and slushes, Kung Fu Tea offers seemingly endless flavors and combinations. Whether you stick to the classics, or try a Taro Slush or Mung Bean Milk Tea, you’re sure to get your sweet fix here.
FiDi / Chinatown
Dim Sum, Tea
5 Mott Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Many dishes are vegan, and most of the ones that aren’t can be made so with the omission of egg.
Kung Fu Tea
234 Canal Street, Manhattan
idk tip: To adjust the sweetness level on your tea, ask for half or even quarter sweetness to cut down on sugar.