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20 Delicious Vegan Chinese Recipes – Fake-out Options for Everyone!

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It’s surprisingly easy to find vegan Chinese recipes! Ingredients like tofu, and a focus on fresh crunchy vegetables, mean that there are many vegan Chinese dishes out there…or many ways to vegan-ize others!

We have found 20 delicious vegan Chinese recipes for you, split into starters and mains, so you can experiment with all different kinds of vegan Chinese food.

Vegan Chinese recipes, from starters to mains

In Starters, you can find vegan Chinese recipes for some absolute classics, such as vegan spring roll recipes and vegan wonton recipes. Who knew you could have mouthwatering homemade vegan spring rolls on the table in just 30 minutes!?

In Mains, we have included a whole variety of vegan Chinese recipes, from our own straightforward vegan chow mein to many succulent vegan Chinese tofu recipes.

Losing the meat in vegan Chinese dishes

As I said, some of these recipes are vegan by default, but some of them take seasoning/sauce usually used with meat and apply it to a vegan substitute. This is where cauliflower often comes in!

It is worth noting that cauliflower is a super useful ingredient, in many vegan, keto, and gluten-free recipes. Its bland flavour means that it is a great canvas for many other flavours.

Furthermore, being low in calories, low in carbs, high in fibre, and a great source of antioxidants, means the health benefits of cauliflower are numerous!

Try this vegan hoisin duck recipe using cauliflower! Crazy, right?

With this compilation of recipes, you can enjoy DELICIOUS homemade vegan Chinese dishes which equal (or better!) any take-out!

Vegan Chinese starters

Tofu Sesame Toast

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: It’sNotComplicated
Bonus: quick, easy, delicious

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

Vegan Chinese Dumplings

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Ready in: 1 hour 5 minutes
Recipe by: CitronAndCitronella
Bonus: meaty, delicious, easy

These vegan dumplings feature a faux pork, shiitake and cabbage filling. They are the “meatiest” vegetarian dumplings out there and they are surprisingly easy to make!

Vegan Jackfruit Bao Buns

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieDesserts
Bonus: easy, quick, juicy

Vegan pulled Jackfruit Bao Buns are so easy to make and taste divine. This vegan chinese dish brings together a delectably seasoned Chinese sauce with pulled jackfruit, tangy pickled onions and soft, delicate bao buns. Ready in 30 minutes.

Red Cabbage and Radish Spring Rolls

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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Erica’sRecipes
Bonus: crunchy, crispy, bite-size

Crispy spring rolls filled with the most DELICIOUS red cabbage, mushroom, and radish filling you could ever hope for in your life. Uncomplicated, beautiful, impressive, and party-perfect. This Red Cabbage and Radish Vegan Spring Rolls recipe is for those that want easily obtainable, restaurant-quality vegan Chinese food at home.

Vegetable Wontons with Chilli Oil

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Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: BeesBites
Bonus: healthy, flavoursome, light

A delicious vegan wonton recipe for veg-filled boiled dumplings. Healthy vegan Chinese food and totally vegan too!

Mushroom San Choy Bow

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Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: ItsNotComplicated
Bonus: healthy, tasty, flavourful

Mushroom San Choy Bow is a fabulous meal for vegetarians and carnivores alike. It is a classic Chinese starter, one of my favourites and one that I frequently order when eating out. These Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps are full of flavour and simple to prepare.

Vegan Chinese dishes for main course

Delicious Fake Lo Mein

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4.67 from 18 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: healthy, versatile, easy to make

Delicious Vegan Lo Mein. You’ll find all ingredients in a regular supermarket. Just as delicious as the original and ready in only 20 minutes.

Braised Tofu and Mushroom

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: WokAndKin
Bonus: healthy, flavourful, filling

This vegetarian Braised Bean Curd and Mushroom recipe will be your next family favourite! A delicious earthy sauce brings it all together for the perfect weeknight dinner.

Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: IHeartUmami
Bonus: low carb, quick, easy

Easy Chinese Broccolistir fry (gai lan) with garlicky sauce is Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Keto, and low carb. This vegan Chinese stir fry is a great way to add dark leafy greens to your meal.

Edamame Noodle Soup

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Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: FitFoodieNutter
Bonus: healthy, fresh, gluten-free

Nourishing, warming, and super easy to make, this vegan noodle soup is a perfect fix for a quick lunch or dinner. Vegan and gluten-free.

Vegan Chinese Curry

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: VeganPunks
Bonus: hot, flavourful, easy

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. A delicious vegan Chinese food recipe to add to your rotation!

Easy Vegetable Stir Fry with Creamy Peanut Sauce

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4.82 from 38 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: creamy, nutty, easy

A delicious peanut sauce compliments this fantastic stir fry with simple to follow cooking tips. Beginner friendly and super quick to make!

Vegan Crispy Duck (Cauliflower) Pancakes

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Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes (prep time 20)
Recipe by: VeggieDesserts
Bonus: crispy, meaty, healthy

Vegan crispy duck? Oh yes! Seasoned roasted cauliflower makes an easy and delicious meat substitution. Then add easy homemade pancakes and plum sauce. This is a delicious vegan homemade version of the classic Chinese takeout dish.

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: KiipFit
Bonus: hot, flavourful, creamy

This protein-rich Kung Pao Tofu is a comforting Chinese dish. It’s easy, quick, and requires simple ingredients. This vegan Chinese dish makes a great weeknight dinner.

Lao Gan Ma Noodles

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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: IntentionalHospitality
Bonus: sweet, sticky, spicy

Delicious Asian Noodles Lao Gan Ma have layers of sweet, spicy flavors that develop a sauce you will be wanting to lick the pan for.

Chinese Sesame Tofu

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: CookMorphosis
Bonus: sweet and sour, nutty, full of protein

Another famous Chinese-American take-out dish that is vegetarian friendly: Vegan Chinese Sesame Tofu with sticky addictive sauce. A vegan Chinese tofu recipe to die for!

Vegan Mongolian Beef

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Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: ForkfulOfPlants
Bonus: healthy, easy, quick

This vegan Mongolian beef is super easy, significantly healthier than its takeaway counterpart, and tastes just as good! The perfect meal after a busy day.

Spicy Orange Cauliflower

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Ready in: 50 minutes (prep time 15 minutes)
Recipe by: KiipFit
Bonus: oil-free, healthy, fresh

This oil-free Spicy Orange Cauliflower is infused with fresh and real ingredients. It’s a delightful Chinese dinner for the entire family. Along with being vegan it’s a healthier form of the traditional Chinese dish.

Vegan Dan Dan Noodles

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: MrsJones’sKitchen
Bonus: delicious, nutty, spicy

Udon noodles, a salty-spicy peanut sauce, spiced mushrooms, and chilli oil (optional for younger family members) make up this easy and comforting vegan version of a Sichuan classic street food, dan dan noodles.

Vegan Chow Mein

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5 from 4 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena Nart & HurryTheFoodup

Bonus: versatile, tasty, full of veg

Bring glory to the kitchen with this awesome Chinese-inspired vegan chow mein. Quick, tasty, and full of veg! Give it a go tonight!

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5 from 2 votes
Course Mains
Cuisine Oriental
Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 667kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 oz noodles (we’ve used ramen, wide rice noodles and ‘generic’ noodles. All worked great, just check they don’t include egg if you’re vegan, 6oz = 160g)
  • 2 tsp ginger, fresh (diced)
  • 4 tbsp peanut oil (or untoasted sesame oil)
  • 2 medium onion
  • 1 bell pepper, red (and sweet, if available)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 big handful spinach
  • 5 baby corns
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (regular is fine, or if you have red wine, rice or sherry vinegar, use that)
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (double the amount if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (to garnish)

Instructions

  • Cook the noodles according to packet instructions then leave to the side.
  • Dice the ginger and get it frying in half the peanut or sesame oil. A wok or wide frying pan is helpful.
  • Dice the bell pepper and onions and throw them in next. Add the spinach too.
  • Slice the carrot thinly and add it about five minutes after the peppers and onion.
  • Roughly chop the baby corns and throw them in too. Give everything another couple of minutes frying at a med-high heat.
  • Add the rest of the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha and maple syrup. Mix in the noodles and give it a good stir.
  • If using, sprinkle over the sesame seeds to garnish. Done!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
20 Delicious Vegan Chinese Recipes – Fake-out Options for Everyone!
Amount per Serving
Calories
667
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Sodium
 
1150
mg
50
%
Potassium
 
701
mg
20
%
Carbohydrates
 
104
g
35
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
9390
IU
188
%
Vitamin C
 
96.5
mg
117
%
Calcium
 
130
mg
13
%
Iron
 
3.1
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

We hope you enjoyed reading and maybe even trying these vegan Chinese recipes. Let us know which vegan Chinese dishes were your favourites in the comment section 🙂

About Dave

From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

This article has been medically reviewed by James Bell

Healthy, nutritious and absurdly tasty food? That’s what I’m all about. I love recipes which are full of flavour but are good for you too. My job in family medicine led me to become a nutrition professional as well, with an aim to get people healthier just by the food they eat.

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