It’s so much easier and faster to make vegetarian Chinese food at home instead of ordering takeout. Plus, making it homemade, you know exactly what is going in your food (yup, lots of “vegetarian food” at Chinese restaurants is cooked in animal fats!). So if you are looking for Asian recipes that are truly vegetarian, you have come to the right place. We are rounding up over 30 of the best vegetarian Chinese recipes including all the noodles, rice recipes, vegetable stir fries, soups, salads, dim sum, and more!
Best Vegetarian Chinese Recipes
Quick, easy, and simple, vegan tofu and mushroom stir fry is a delicious meal that is ready in under 15 minutes. Serve it over a bowl of steamed rice.
Better than takeout, quick easy stir-fried vegetarian chow mein is packed with vegetables and coated in a delicious savoury sauce. Make it in 15 minutes.
Make flavourful, Chinese restaurant-style vegetarian fried rice at home in 10 minutes, with fully customizable ingredients, and say good-bye to take-out!
Crispy bottom pan-fried fried vegetable buns (no yeast) are crunchy outside yet tender inside with a mushroom, carrot and vermicelli vegetarian filling.
Asian chopped salad is a delicious and colorful salad, loaded with refreshing crisp vegetables, plant-based protein, and a homemade creamy sesame dressing.
Quick and easy spring vegetable stir fry is made with delicious seasonal vegetables, packed with savoury and salty flavour, and takes 10 minutes to cook.
Better than takeout, quick and easy one pan stir-fried rice noodle rolls with peanut butter sauce is the best weeknight stir fry, ready in under 10 minutes.
Better than takeout, light and crispy fried vegetarian spring rolls are packed with a tender mushroom and cabbage vegetarian filling in a crunchy skin.
Easy vegan Shanghai style cold noodles tossed in peanut butter sauce with fresh vegetables and Asian seasonings, are flavourful and ready in 10 minutes.
Chinese hot pot at home is a warm, comforting social meal to enjoy with family or a small group of friends for Chinese New Year. It's delicious, easy to prepare, and customizable to make it completely vegetarian by leaving out any meat.
Simple air fryer spring vegetable "stir-fry" with tofu is the ultimate easy dinner ready in less than 10 minutes. It's healthy, vegan and gluten-free.
Homemade Shanghai style vegetarian steamed buns is spongy with a juicy, flavourful bok choy and mushroom filling inside bursting with Asian flavours.
Say goodbye to take-out and make easy 15-minute lo mein at home using fresh and healthy ingredients.
Light, refreshing and crisp Chinese garlic cucumber salad is a quick and easy, simple salad tossed in an Asian dressing and packed with a ton of flavour.
Fragrant chives with fluffy scrambled eggs, and a dash of flavour come together to create the perfect appetizer -- egg and chive vegetarian dumplings.
Vegetarian peanut miso ramen with a creamy vegan soup base, is topped with noodles, vegetables, and a perfect soft-boiled egg. Make it in just 20 minutes.
Shanghai scallion oil noodles (葱油拌面) is a flavourful, simple noodle dish that is easy to make homemade with 6 ingredients in under 10 minutes.
Quick easy roasted garlic green beans are tangy, sour, savoury, and sweet, with a tender and crunchy texture. Make them in the oven or air fryer in minutes.
Soft and fluffy, quick dinner bread rolls are loaded with green onions and topped with flaked sea salt and sesame seeds. Ready in just 1.5 hours.
Nothing screams summer more than a crispy, crunchy, Asian cold noodle salad infused with a refreshing peanut, cilantro and lime dressing.
Quick and easy biang biang spicy noodles is a simple, flavourful and vegan noodle dish made with a few ingredients and in under 10 minutes.
Easy spicy chili oil wontons, a signature Sichuan dish ready in just 10 minutes, hits every sense of your palate -- sour, spicy, sweet and nutty.
Put down that cup of instant noodles and make fresh, quick and easy vegetarian ramen in 15 minutes with fresh vegetables, noodles and authentic flavours.
Don't let your sourdough starter go to waste, use your discard to make this easy one bowl recipe for crispy, light and fluffy, savoury chive pancakes.
Stir-fried lotus root is a classic Chinese stir fry dish that makes for an excellent vegan side dish at your dinner table.
Easy 10-Minute Wonton Soup: Learn how to make easy 10-minute wonton soup, using just a handful of delicious ingredients.
Hand-pulled noodles (la mian 拉面) are springy, chewy and delicious traditional homemade noodles that are rolled and stretched into long strips.
Cranberry pumpkin steamed buns (baozi) are light, spongy, and fluffy Chinese buns packed with colourful cranberries and pumpkin puree for the best flavour.
Mini egg tarts with a flaky buttery crust and silky smooth rich egg custard filling are a delicious Hong Kong pastry served as dessert with dim sum.
Tips for Making Chinese Food
- Prep the ingredients first: When it comes to Chinese cooking, prepping ingredients before you start is crucial. Most if these recipes are stir-fried which means things move very quickly in the cooking process. Having all the ingredients prepped and within hands reach before you begin will make the entire cooking process go smoothly.
- How to customize: A lot of these dishes can be customized by adding in different vegetables or tofu.
- How to store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Check the individual recipe for complete storing instructions and to check if the recipe is freezer-friendly.
- How to reheat: Most of the leftovers can be reheated on the stovetop over medium to low heat for about 5-10 minutes until warmed through, or in the microwave in 20-second increments until warmed through. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.
More Vegetarian and Chinese Recipes
- 60 Chinese Takeout Recipes at Home
- 50 Chinese New Year Recipes
- 25 Best Dim Sum Recipes
- 25 Best Noodle Recipes
- 60 Easy Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
- 25 Best Vegetarian Soup Recipes
Did You Make any of These Vegetarian Chinese Recipes?
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