50+ Vegan Chinese Recipes (2024)

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Smoky Tofu Vegetarian Potstickers Vegan Scallion Pancakes Vegan Bao Buns with vegetable filling Vegan Fried Mung Bean Wontons Vegan char siu bao (sticky pork buns) Vegetable Egg Rolls Shredded Potato Pancake How to Make Crispy Wontons (Vegan) Steamed Vegetable Buns Vegan Siu Mai Dumplings Recipe - Great British Chefs Vegan Potstickers Vegetable Singapore Noodles 10-Minute Sesame Noodles Recipe (Ma Jiang Mian) Scallion Oil Noodles (葱油拌面) Vegan Dan Dan Noodles Chow Mein {BEST Sauce!} | Chelsea's Messy Apron Vegetarian Noodles for Long Life Spicy Szechuan Noodles with Garlic Chili Oil Vegan Curried Rice with Raisins, Cilantro and Chickpeas Vegetable Congee 12-Minute Scrambled Tofu Vegan Fried Rice Vegan 'Luo Mai Gai' - Steamed Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf Dim Sum Vegan pineapple and mushroom fried rice Vegan Fried Rice Crispy Baked Cauliflower with Chinese Lemon Sauce Sweet and Sour Tofu Orange and Ginger Glazed Tofu Black Pepper Tofu Easy Braised Tofu (家常豆腐) Better Than Takeout Kung Pao Cauliflower. Firecracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps Vegetarian Mapo Tofu (素食麻婆豆腐) Five-spice Crispy Tofu with Seared Bok Choy Vegan duck pancakes Vegan Ginger Beef General Tso's Tofu Vegan Wonton Soup Edamame-Mint Vegan Wonton Soup Buddha’s Delight (Jai, Chinese Vegetarian Stew) Faux Pork Wonton Soup with Bok Choy Quick and Easy Vegan "Egg Drop" Soup Recipe on Food52 Vegan Chinese Hot Pot Vegan creamy quick and easy sweetcorn soup Millet Congee Vegan Hot and Sour Soup Vegetable Stir Fry Vegetable Moo Shu with Mandarin Pancakes Chinese Eggplant with Spicy Szechuan Sauce Chinese Cucumber Salad 10 Minute Garlic Bok Choy Recipe Hot and Spicy Szechuan Green Beans Stir Fried Snow Peas and Lotus Root Reader Interactions Comments Leave a Reply FAQs References

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I’ve scoured the web to find 50+ of the best vegan Chinese recipes. From dumplings to noodles to soups to tofu, there's something here for you!

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Chinese takeout is often a go-to when we need something quick and delicious on a busy weeknight. In addition, most restaurants offer a multitude of vegetable, rice and noodle dishes that would make ordering takeout seem like a safe bet for vegans.

Unfortunately, you can’t be so confident that those veggie dishes are actually vegan-friendly as many sauces are made with chicken stock or oyster sauce, and those noodles and wonton wrappers might have egg in them.

Fortunately, it isn’t hard to make some of your Chinese favourites at home. It may not be as quick as picking up the phone and ordering, but it will surely quench your craving for Chinese takeout while ensuring that your food is 100% vegan, healthier, cheaper and made exactly how you like it.

If you’re serious about making Chinese food at home on the regular, it’s worth it to seek out some of the more “specialty” ingredients for the most authentic flavour. Things like black bean paste, black vinegar, Shaoxing wine, vegetarian oyster sauce and Sichuan peppercorns can be found in Asian supermarkets, supermarkets with a well-stocked “ethnic” foods aisle or bought online.

Not every recipe listed below calls for specialty ingredients, however. Many are made with ingredients you probably have in your pantry already! Furthermore, some of the recipes offer substitutes for the more hard-to-find ingredients that will work in a pinch.

There are many excellent food blogs out there that specialize in Chinese cuisine or have an extensive catalogue of Chinese recipes. Some of them even have a vegan category!

I’ve scoured the web and chosen 50+ of the best vegan Chinese recipes and listed them below. The recipes are a mix of authentic Chinese, Chinese-American and Chinese-inspired and they all look absolutely delicious!

Finally, if you’re a real fan of Chinese food, I highly recommend the cookbook (affiliate link) The Chinese Vegan Kitchen by Donna Klein. It contains over 225 easy yet authentic recipes from the various culinary regions of China. Well worth it!

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Dumplings, Buns, Rolls and Pancakes

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Smoky Tofu Vegetarian Potstickers

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Vegan Scallion Pancakes

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Vegan Bao Buns with vegetable filling

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Vegan Fried Mung Bean Wontons

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Vegan char siu bao (sticky pork buns)

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Vegetable Egg Rolls

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Shredded Potato Pancake

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How to Make Crispy Wontons (Vegan)

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Steamed Vegetable Buns

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Vegan Siu Mai Dumplings Recipe - Great British Chefs

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Vegan Potstickers

Noodle Dishes (Choose vegan noodles. Always read the ingredients!)

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Vegetable Singapore Noodles

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Scallion Oil Noodles (葱油拌面)

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Vegan Dan Dan Noodles

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Chow Mein {BEST Sauce!} | Chelsea's Messy Apron

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Vegetarian Noodles for Long Life

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Spicy Szechuan Noodles with Garlic Chili Oil

Rice Dishes

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Vegan Curried Rice with Raisins, Cilantro and Chickpeas

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12-Minute Scrambled Tofu Vegan Fried Rice

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Vegan pineapple and mushroom fried rice

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Vegan Fried Rice

Tofu, Seitan and other “Meaty” Dishes

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Crispy Baked Cauliflower with Chinese Lemon Sauce

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Sweet and Sour Tofu

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Orange and Ginger Glazed Tofu

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Black Pepper Tofu

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Easy Braised Tofu (家常豆腐)

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Better Than Takeout Kung Pao Cauliflower.

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Firecracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps

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Vegetarian Mapo Tofu (素食麻婆豆腐)

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Five-spice Crispy Tofu with Seared Bok Choy

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Vegan duck pancakes

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Vegan Ginger Beef

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General Tso's Tofu

Soups

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Vegan Wonton Soup

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Edamame-Mint Vegan Wonton Soup

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Buddha’s Delight (Jai, Chinese Vegetarian Stew)

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Faux Pork Wonton Soup with Bok Choy

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Vegan Chinese Hot Pot

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Vegan creamy quick and easy sweetcorn soup

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Millet Congee

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Vegan Hot and Sour Soup

Vegetable Dishes

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Vegetable Stir Fry

Swap honey for vegan sweetner

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Vegetable Moo Shu with Mandarin Pancakes

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Chinese Eggplant with Spicy Szechuan Sauce

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10 Minute Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

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Hot and Spicy Szechuan Green Beans

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Stir Fried Snow Peas and Lotus Root

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  1. Terry says

    Is there a book with 50 vegan chinese recipes. I would buy it.

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  2. M. Kaupas-Shao says

    All of these recipes sound simply heavenly!!

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50+ Vegan Chinese Recipes (2024)

FAQs

What Chinese dishes are vegan? ›

Vegan Main Dishes
  • Vegan Dan Dan Noodles. 26 Reviews.
  • Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry. 32 Reviews.
  • Kung Pao Cauliflower (宫保菜花) 30 Reviews.
  • General Tso's Tofu (Better Than Takeout) 31 Reviews.
  • Buddha's Delight (Jai, Chinese Vegetarian Stew) 27 Reviews.
  • Biang Biang Noodles (Chinese Hot Sauce Noodles) 29 Reviews.

Can vegans eat lo mein noodles? ›

Is lo mein vegan? Authentic Chinese/Cantonese lo mein is not vegan-friendly because it's made with egg noodles and meat. The good news is that lo mein recipes are very flexible, so you can easily swap the traditional ingredients for plant-based alternatives, like rice noodles and lots of extra veggies or tofu.

What is vegan from a Chinese takeaway? ›

Tofu Vegan

Chinese classics on its extensive menu include wonton soup, Cantonese sweet and sour “chicken”, dim sum, and Peking “duck”.

Are spring rolls from Chinese vegan? ›

Excluding any spring rolls that contain seafood or meat, the answer is generally yes, spring rolls are vegan-friendly. The dough is simply made from flour, water and salt and vegetable fillings are nearly always 100% plant-based.

Can vegans eat Chinese noodles? ›

No, the noodles are made from eggs. Also, most Chinese restaurants top the noodles with animal proteins and a sauce that may contain seafood, chicken stock, or other animal-sourced ingredients.

What noodles are best for vegans? ›

At their most basic, noodles are just long, thin strips of unleavened dough. The source of that dough, however, can vary. Wheat, buckwheat and rice noodles are all common and on their own present no dangers for a vegan as they are all plant-based.

Why is chow mein not vegan? ›

Chow mein noodles are often made from wheat flour and water and sometimes include eggs, which sets them apart from the vegan category.

What brand of noodles are vegan? ›

  • Brands. Nongshim. NISSIN. Lotus Foods. Ottogi. Annie Chun's. MOMOf*ckU. Mike's Mighty Good. Ocean's Halo. Koyo. CHEF WOO. immi. Hime. Big Green Organic Food. Simply Asia. See more.
  • From Our Brands. Amazon Brands.

Can Vegans eat rice noodles? ›

Are they vegan? Yes, rice noodles are generally vegan! This is because its very basic ingredients are plant-based and generally nothing is added to packet rice noodles that stop it from being vegan friendly. It's always best to check the packaging to make sure though!

What percentage of Chinese are vegan? ›

Some estimates have suggested that 4-5% of China's population identifies as vegetarian or vegan. With a population of over 1.4 billion, this translates to anywhere from 56 to 70 million people.

What Chinese dish is dairy free? ›

Non-Dairy Chinese Main Dishes
  • Easy Hand-Pulled Noodles. 119 Reviews.
  • Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork, 叉烧肉) 118 Reviews.
  • Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce (红烧茄子) 375 Reviews.
  • Duck de Marietta (The Best Slow Roast Duck) 157 Reviews.
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken (Without Deep-Frying) 127 Reviews.
  • Chinese Braised Pork Trotters (红烧猪蹄)

Are there Chinese vegans? ›

Founded by Jian Yi, a filmmaker, an activist and the founder of the Good Food Fund, the China Vegan Society set out to provide public goods for the Chinese vegan community, diversify the movement and bring vegan lifestyle to mainstream, train the next generation leaders and serve as a window between Chinese vegan ...

Which Chinese noodles are vegan? ›

Ramen, udon, somen, soba, glass noodles, naengmyeon, and rice noodles are all typically made vegan-friendly, but naturally, there may be some variation between brands so always check the ingredients list just to be safe!

Are china plates vegan? ›

BUT it's not vegan or even vegetarian-friendly! Turns out that the bone in bone china quite literally means that it's made from bones of animals that are bred and killed for their flesh (meat)! But no, it didn't originate in China, it's just china(ware).

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