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Chinese Vegan Recipes

Lots of Simple Vegan Chinese Recipes to Choose From – These recipes for Chinese food are delicious and surprisingly easy to make. 

You can make a full Chinese meal with these delicious appetizers, sides, and mains. 

Learn how to make amazing Chinese recipes. Like, Vegan Sesame Tofu Prawn Toast, Crispy Rice Paper Spring Rolls, Vegan Crispy Duck (Cauliflower) And Pancakes, Sweet and Sour Tofu with Vegetables & Pineapple, and many more.

We have scoured the web on your behalf to find some of the most popular Vegan Chinese Recipes – focussing on meals, side dishes, and appetizers that you can make at home.

Packed full of flavor and fresh meal ideas, these Vegan Chinese Recipes won’t disappoint.

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Vegan Chinese Appetizer Recipes

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Chili Garlic Edamame

Chili Garlic Edamame-an easy, quick 10 minutes snack. Made with a wonderful chili paste and garlic sauce to coat the steamed edamame, it’s healthy, spicy and addictive!

Tofu Sesame Toasts

Inspired by a classic Chinese appetiser, these Tofu Sesame Toasts are quick and easy to make and have a delicate balance of flavours.

Xian Bing

Xian Bing or Chinese Stuffed Pancake is a dough based popular street food recipe.

Easy & Addictive Steamed Rice Rolls (Cheung Fun)

This simple Steamed Rice Rolls (Cheung Fun) Recipe is going to wok your world. With a bit of work, you can make this dim sum classic at home and customized with all your favourite fillings.

Easiest Ever Instant Pot Congee (Vegan-Friendly!)

Congee (AKA jook) is an iconic rice porridge that is beloved across Asia, certainly in Chinese households like mine, where it was the go-to cure for everything from cold winter days to bouts of flu, nausea and literally any ailment.

This Healthy Ramen with Vegetables recipe is one of my favorite quick and easy soups to prepare. It is light, healthy, low in calories and packed with flavor. It is also a terrific plant-based option or for anyone following a vegan or vegetarian diet.

Homemade eggless pineapple tarts for the Chinese new year festival. It’s dairy-free and vegan, the sweetness is just nice and melts perfectly in your mouth.

Crispy Rice Paper Spring Rolls

Let’s make delicious and crispy spring rolls with rice paper! I am talking about these cute rice paper rolls that have a colorful, pre-cooked veggie filling (with carrots, purple cabbage, spring onion, bean sprouts in this recipe) and baked in the oven until crispy. If you add the shredded hoisin tofu as well, you have some truly yummy vegan spring rolls in your hands.

Easy Vegetable Spring Rolls Recipe

If you are looking for meal prep ideas make sure to add these easy vegetable spring rolls recipe because they are easy to make and super budget friendly. This recipe can yield up to 20 spring rolls.

Vegan Sesame Tofu 'Prawn' Toast

Crunchy on the outside, squishy in the middle and all kinds of yummy. These ‘Fakeaway’ prawn toasts are an indulgent vegan treat!

Easy Vegan Bao Bun Recipe

This Easy Vegan Bao Bun Recipe comes together quickly by using self-rising flour for the dough. Then fill these delicious Bao Buns with a tasty combo of carrots, onion, garlic, Shitake Mushrooms and Bok Choy. Then, they are pan fried in sesame oil for added flavor.

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Vegan Chinese side Recipes

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Chinese Napa Cabbage Soup

Soul-soothing and comforting, this Chinese napa cabbage soup makes a great easy weeknight dinner! Ready in 30 minutes and only a handful of ingredients needed. A quick side dish that your family will love!

These Chinese-style garlic green beans are dry-fried and blistered until perfectly wrinkled & sautéed with lots of garlic. Inspired by Din Tai Fung green beans. The perfect Asian side dish!

Healthy & Delicious Stir Fry Vegetables (Use Vegan bouillon)

This quick and easy Stir Fry Vegetables Recipe is going to wok your world. Easily adaptable to whatever veggies you have on hand, this light dish is a perfectly healthy dinner addition.

Sesame Broccoli Quinoa

This recipe is protein packed with a little green and healthy fats! The perfect side dish to any dinner.

Chinese Broccoli Recipe with Garlic (Stir-Fried Gai Lan)

You make this delicious tender-crisp Chinese Broccoli Recipe (Stir-Fried Gai Lan) with simple ingredients including garlic and soy sauce. Ready in under 15 minutes, enjoy this flavorful vegetarian side dish with all your favorite chicken, beef, or pork recipes.

Chinese Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry

This Chinese mixed vegetable stir-fry combines classic Chinese flavors with fresh, crunchy vegetables. It is the perfect side dish for any Asian meal, but can also be a standalone vegan dish.

Classic Vegetable Fried Rice (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Allergy-Free)

A super quick and easy Classic Vegetable Fried Rice recipe so you don’t need to order takeout! It’s gluten-free, vegan, top 8 allergy-free, healthy, and full of veggies! A perfect side dish for using leftover rice and transforming it into a delicious lunch or dinner!

Sesame Noodles

These Sesame noodles are a cold side dish made with wheat noodles and sesame dressing. Sesame noodles are noodles tossed with a dressing made with toasted sesame oil or Chinese sesame paste. They are usually served cold and quite simple in their presentation and ingredients.

Spicy Red Sriracha Quinoa

It’s gettin’ hot in here! Fiery and hot, spicy red sriracha quinoa is not for the faint of heart! The perfect taste bud poppin’ Asian side dish recipe to please all of your spicy loving gluten-free and vegan friends

Vegan Crab Rangoon

These delicious baked Vegan Crab Rangoon are a healthy and easy twist on a traditional take out appetizer.

Ginger Garlic Bok Choy Stir Fry

Ginger Garlic Bok Choy Stir Fry is an easy way to add dark leafy greens to your diet. You will love the refreshing zesty flavors of this quick 10 minutes -7 ingredients recipe. This succulent Stir Fry is Vegan, Gluten and Soy free, Paleo, Whole30, Keto and low carb!

Vegan dumplings (with chili oil dipping sauce)

The key to delicious and flavourful vegan dumplings is getting the filling just right and keeping it simple. Oh, and a good dipping sauce on the side is a must! Up your veg intake and make these healthy, juicy and tasty dumplings, you’re going to love them.

Air Fryer Tofu Recipe

An easy air fryer tofu recipe offers you a light and healthy side with a delightful texture and flavor in seconds. You won’t have to compromise on your craving for crispy fried foods, and even cut down on the cooking time!

Asian Avocado Peanut Coleslaw

If you want an easy peanutty coleslaw recipe, this Asian avocado peanut coleslaw is the best. This chopped slaw recipe is bursting with fresh vegetables dressed in a homemade Asian-inspired dressing that is salty, sweet, and spicy. This slaw is vegan and gluten-free and sure to be one that everyone loves.

Stir-fried Tofu With Bean Sprouts And Mushrooms

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and mushrooms. A delicious vegan Chinese stir-fry recipe that’s delicious and very easy to make. If you are an Asian food lover and looking for healthy ways to eat tasty then this is a must-try recipe.

A spicy Asian cucumber salad that’s crunchy & refreshing with a bit of heat! Marinated cucumbers tossed with chili flakes, chili oil, and fresh herbs!

Chilli Baby Corn

Chilli baby corn is a popular vegan Indo-Chinese starter. It’s easy to make, yet tastes amazing. It can also be served as a side dish with rice or noodles.

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Main Course Vegan Chinese Recipes

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Skip the Chinese takeout and make this saucy vegan orange tofu chicken instead! Featuring crispy pan-fried tofu cooked in a rich, flavorful orange sauce, this dish will please both vegans and omnivores. Easy to make and is ready in 30 minutes.

Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

A favorite Chinese take-out dish made right at home! A gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free recipe for Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles! Quick, easy, and mighty tasty, these noodles will be gone in a flash!

Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

This Easy Vegetable Lo Mein recipe is a delicious, one-pan meal that is done in 30 minutes or less. You’ll get a plateful of veggies and chewy, silky noodles covered in a scrumptious umami-flavored stir-fry sauce! It hits the spot ALL the time!

10-Minute Gluten-Free Vegetable Lo Mein (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

You can have this side dish on the table in 10 minutes! A quick & easy 10-Minute Gluten-Free Vegetable Lo Mein recipe that’s better than Chinese take-out, is vegan, and top-8 allergy-free! Great for dinner and perfect for using as healthy leftover lunches!

Healthy and Easy Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Healthy and easy vegetable stir fry recipe. If you are new to improving your lifestyle, eating healthier, adding more greens to your plate, and going meatless Monday’s try this easy vegetable stir fry recipe.


This sweet and spicy Vegan General Tso’s Chicken is a delicious veganized Chinese takeout inspired dish. Gluten-free and packed with flavor and vegetables, this fast and easy dinner is as healthy as it is tasty!

Vegan Chop Suey

This incredibly delicious and quick Vegan Chop Suey is a SAUCY vegan chicken stir fry loaded with tons of veggies and flavor. Healthy but tastes better than takeout, this dish is perfect for an easy dinner and makes enough for leftovers to take to work or school the next day.

Vegan Crispy Duck (Cauliflower) And Pancakes

This vegan version of the classic Chinese takeaway dish Crispy Duck and Pancakes uses shredded seasoned and roasted cauliflower in place of the meat. It also has easy fresh plum sauce and homemade pancakes (or buy them!)

Easy Vegan Hoisin Seitan Ch'kn Bao

Easy to make bao bun sandwiches stuffed with Hoisin Seitan ‘chkn’ along with lots of herbs and pickles!

Vegan Chinese Curry in 30 minutes and One Pot

This Vegan Chinese curry has all the benefits of a real Chinese takeaway, only it’s healthier and cheaper! Ready in 30 minutes and needs just one pot.

Easy 20 minute Crispy Pan Fried Tofu

Your kids will call this easy 20 minute Crispy Pan Fried Tofu “chicken”. It’s that good! Cook the Tofu in a skillet on the stovetop with a simple marinade and no pressing required. You will fall for this delicious fried tofu recipe full of plant based protein.

Vegan Sweet and Sour Tofu

This vegan sweet and sour is a totally delicious fakeaway that’s way healthier and cheaper than ordering in! Add some fresh chilli or chili flakes to take it to the next level.

Veg Manchurian In Air Fryer

Veg Manchurian is one of the popular Indo-Chinese recipes. It is vegan and can be easily made gluten-free. Make this cabbage Manchurian by cooking vegetable balls in the air fryer and serving in a savory and spicy gravy. Serve Veg Manchurian with fried rice, Hakka noodles, or chow mein.

Vegetable fried rice is an Indo-Chinese stir fry dish. This is a vegan, gluten-free and one-pot fried rice recipe made in the instant pot by cooking rice and veggies at the same time. Check out how to make this better than takeout fried rice in the instant pot or on stove.

Instant pot kung pao chickpeas is a vegan, gluten-free, and kid-friendly Chinese recipe and served for lunch or dinner. You make Kung pao chickpeas with stir fry vegetables, spicy sauces, and chickpeas.

Sweet, savory and aromatic are the three words I would use to describe this delicious tofu burger. The marinade inspired by Char Siu aka Chinese BBQ dishes goes perfectly with a light coleslaw salad and a dollop of sriracha mayonnaise.

Pan Fried Sesame Tofu

This pan fried sesame tofu uses the BEST sticky, sweet sesame sauce. It’s made with fresh garlic and ginger for lots of flavor and is naturally sweetened with maple syrup. This recipe is a lighter, vegan version of a takeout favorite (sesame chicken)!

Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry

This teriyaki tofu stir fry is an easy weeknight meal to whip up and the whole family will enjoy it! This is a one-pan dish that you can easily serve over rice. Add in fried tofu and as many veggies as you’d like!

Vegan Fried Rice

In just 30 minutes, you can have this takeout-inspired Vegan Fried Rice that requires just 10 ingredients. It’s loaded with veggies, brimming with flavor, and tossed with fluffy plant eggs!

Vegan Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

Vegan vegetable chow mein recipe with step-by-step photos: This quick and easy vegetable chow mein can be made in just 20 minutes that everyone will love it. Loaded with fresh veggies tossed with a flavorful sauce – just like takeout but so much better!

This Chinese vegan chow mein recipe is full of healthy vegetables. Add chow mein noodles and a flavorful chow mein sauce and you have the perfect easy vegan dinner!

This vegan orange chicken recipe is heavenly. Tofu in a sticky orange Chinese sauce plays the starring role here. Sweet and tart with a hint of earthy sesame, this dish really ticks all the flavor boxes. And, the best part is that it only takes 30 minutes to cook!

Vegan Ramen Stir Fry Recipe

The best Vegan Ramen Noodle Stir Fry recipe featuring “ beyond beef ” lots of garlic and ginger, bok choy and a quick umami sauce made with pantry staples. The perfect meatless weeknight meal!

Kick that take-out to the curb and dive into a plate of this savory Vegan Kung Pao. A saucy, Chinese stir fry recipe that will knock your socks off while giving you a light slap of spice. A magical mixture of all the best Asian flavors wrapped up in one, easy recipe.

If you’re looking for a super tasty and budget-friendly meal then this brown rice veggie stir fry will rock your world! Easy and super family-friendly!

This simple Stir Fry Tofu with Vegetables is packed with flavour and the perfect plant-based dinner or meal prep

Hakka Noodles

These easy vegetable Hakka noodles are flavorful Indo-Chinese style noodles with healthy veggies and a spicy sauce. The dish originated from Chinese people living in Kolkata, India, and usually includes cabbage and peppers stir-fried with wheat noodles in a spicy oil-based sauce.

Vegetable Chop Suey

Vegetable Chop Suey is an American Chinese dish filled with vegetables in a salty, starch-thickened sauce served over crunchy, fried chow mein noodles or rice. If you like saucy Chinese-inspired dishes, you will love this meal.

10 Minute Stir Fry Ramen Noodles

10 Minute Stir Fry Ramen Noodles Recipe

Enjoy Asian comfort food at home with this quick-cooking 10 Minute Ramen Noodles Stir Fry. This vegetarian dish cooks quickly but is packed with flavor, and it’s easily customizable.

Chili garlic noodles is a very simple and tasty Asian noodle recipe that needs just a handful of basic ingredients and gets ready within 30 minutes. If you like simple flavors then you will definitely love this easy noodle dish.

Sesame Noodles

These Sesame noodles are a cold side dish made with wheat noodles and sesame dressing. Sesame noodles are noodles tossed with a dressing made with toasted sesame oil or Chinese sesame paste. They are usually served cold and quite simple in their presentation and ingredients.

Sweet and Sour Tofu with Vegetables & Pineapple

Roasted baby eggplant is a simple vegetarian Chinese stir fried dish that comes together quickly for an easy weeknight meal. This Roasted baby eggplant is a simple vegetarian Chinese stir fried dish that comes together quickly for an easy weeknight meal. Made with spicy sriracha, garlic and soy sauce dressing, the eggplant can be served as a side dish or as a main. Ready in 30 minutes.

Chinese Spicy Eggplant

Chinese Spicy Eggplant is easy to make recipe that is full of aromatic flavors and excellent taste. Learn how to cook this simple yet delicious recipe that is gluten free, vegan, soy free and uses just a few ingredients.

Vegan Chinese Tofu 'egg' Protein Fried Rice

This Chinese inspired tofu egg fried rice is high in protein, vegan and eggless! Ready in 30 minutes and only simple ingredients needed. This dish is super flavorful, filling and satisfying, and will please both vegans and omnivores.

Hearty Chinese Tofu Vegetable Soup

Soul-soothing and warm, this Chinese tofu vegetable soup is hearty, chunky and incredibly flavorsome. Easy to make, it is ready in 30 minutes. This heartwarming soup is great as a side dish or light lunch!

Spicy Tofu Recipe

This spicy tofu recipe is a wonderful cooking idea for an entrée when you’re craving takeout, but want to stay in and make it a little healthier.

Spicy Szechuan Noodles With Garlic Chili Oil

These spicy Szechuan noodles with garlic chili oil are ready in only 10 minutes! Wide noodles are tossed in a spicy, garlicky Szechuan chili oil sauce made with garlic, Szechuan chili peppers, soy sauce, and fresh herbs.

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