You can find this place just south of Canal Street. It is a non-assuming restaurant, which blends in with the other places nearby, but don’t be fooled by appearances. This restaurant is an absolute gem and a top restaurant in Chinatown.
The menu is full of pictures of all the various dishes, so no there is no guessing on what you’re going to get. The service is quick and the food is incredible.
The Cedar Pinenut fried rice is addicting! We could have had a second dish of it. The pine nuts are such a good addition we wouldn’t have thought to add to fried rice.
Have you ever had soup dumplings, also known as Xiaolongbao? If not, you must try them at Bodhi Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant! The doughy, juicy, flavorful, nearly bite-sized soup dumplings they serve here are as delicious as they are beautiful and second to none. We get hungry every time we think of this place. Make sure to eat the soup dumplings first as they are best when fresh out of the steamer. A friendly warning, the soup can be very hot so take it slow if you can and eat the dumpling in a few bites.
The Szechuan Beef Tips are juicy and well seasoned. It went great with the Pinenut Fried Rice we ordered. The mock meats here are a great way to get a taste of all the different flavors Chinese food has to offer. We were really intrigued by the Sticky Rice Sesame Ball, which turned out to be very tasty.
Just make sure you’re at the right spot, and not nearby “Original Buddha Bodai Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant”, which is also good, but does not serve soup dumplings.
Address: 77 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013
Closest Subway: Canal (6/J/Z)