Vegan Dim Sum Feast
Here is the first vlog episode on my series of “Do-able Veganism”
The purpose of these are to show what you can just go into the store and purchase things you might not have known was vegan, or possibly never knew existed.
This is not meant to show a full “from scratch” meal, as very few people eat each and every meal completely from scratch. I will also start doing a cost analysis on the food to break it down on a per meal cost.
This episode focuses on Vegan Dim Sum. Dim sum (also called Yum Cha) is a range of Asian dishes including but not limited to steamed buns, dumplings, spring rolls, and other “tapas” or “light bites” that are often served during specific days or times of days at some restaurants.
The steamed buns are often filled with some kind of filling similar to the dumplings.
I am a huge dim sum fan so I hope you learn something or get some inspiration from this.
Lets say you get the various things in this video. You do not always have to eat them all as a dim sum meal just like this.
Other ideas would be to use each individually as a side dish to another main course. Since they are so easy to make, they are a good candidate for a side dish.
You can also fry up some spring rolls, cut them up into bite size pieces, and just toss them into a noodle stirfry (such as in episode 4). They add an amazing contribution to a dish just eaten right in it.
The dumplings can be quickly tossed in soup to give it more substance and flavor.
Here is a cost analysis of this meal:
Spring rolls $5.99 (24 per package)
cost per roll – .25
Buns: 2.29 (6 per package)
cost per bun – .38
Dumplings 4.99 (30 per package)
Cost per dumpling – .17
Total cost of the meal in video: 2.826
Total cost with sauces… – Around 3 bucks