The Best Vegan Chinese Recipes

These vegan Chinese recipes smack with flavor. From bao buns to dumplings to Kung Pao and General Tso. Plus vegan Chinese noodles, sauces and delicious stir fries. These are the plant based Chinese recipes you’ve been looking for!

Smacked Cucumber With Chili Oil This Sichuan smacked cucumber is simple to make – and is all things salty, sour and spicy. But you may also find it a nice outlet for the stressors of the day.

Vegan Chinese Lotus Root Salad Simple, delicate and so pretty to look at. Lotus has a pleasing, fibrous crunch. And it’s covered in a simple dressing made of rice vinegar, sugar and salt.

Vegetable Bao Buns (包子) The finished buns are so airy and light! I filled mine with bamboo shoots, napa cabbage, shiitake mushrooms – and seasoned the filling with sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar and ground white pepper.

Easy Homemade Wonton Soup (馄饨汤) This savory Chinese-American classic is chock full of pillowy wontons stuffed with finely chopped cabbage, carrots and scallions. Plus I’ve got step-by-step instructions on folding wontons.

Mushroom Cabbage Dumplings These fresh and savory dumplings are filled with a simple combination of mushrooms and cabbage. And the best part: you can steam them or pan fry them.

The Best Dumpling Sauce Recipe Get your dip on. This vegan Chinese dumpling sauce is a simple combination of chinkiang vinegar, soy sauce, chili oil, garlic and scallions. But the flavor is much more than the sum of its parts.

Easy Vegetable Egg Rolls What’s not to love about fresh shredded veggies, quickly stir fried with soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and white pepper? Vegans will want to track down plant-based wrappers.

Szechuan Potatoes With Vinegar and Chili Oil Sure, shredded spicy potatoes may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to traditional Chinese food. But this is as real-deal as it gets. Salty, sour, nutty and just spicy enough to make your lips tingle.

General Tso Tofu Recipe Oh, that iconic sweet, savory, spicy glaze on General Tso anything. Sure, it’s best known with chicken or shrimp. But tofu does a stellar job as the protein in this vegan version.

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