Nice buns

Dim sum is no fun for a vegan. Traditional dishes may include chicken feet, pork, fish and oyster sauce. It’s a land mine of dead-animal parts and extractions, so unless you’re comfortable with asking for a thorough list of ingredients at a restaurant, you’re better off having DIY dim. Think taro and deep-fried tofu and steamed buns. There are pre-made plain and bean-paste-filled varieties of the latter at Asian grocery stores, like Shun Fat Supermarket (6930 65th Street), but sinking your teeth into a savory vegetable-filled bun is a priority. Filled with baby bok choy and mushrooms, look for Vegetable Buns in the refrigerated section by D.K. Bakery Inc. Hello, dim yum.