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Chinese Vegetarian Recipes

Here you will find vegetarian recipes, including many tofu recipes, and vegetarian versions of popular favorites such as Kung Pao Tofu and Hot and Sour Soup.

Buddha's Delight
A vegetarian dish that is traditionally served on New Year's Day.

Cabbage Rolls
This recipe is made with dried mushrooms, dried fungus and water chestnuts.

Chinese Hoisin Stir-fry
This simple stir-fry, made with a hoisin-based sauce, comes from About's Guide to Vegetarian Cuisine. Though the recipe calls for seitan, you can substitute medium-firm or firm tofu.

Chow Mein
My most popular vegetarian recipe, made with egg noodles, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts.

Country Stew
A flavorful stew made with tofu puffs and vegetables.

Deep-fried Tofu
Deep-fried tofu served with an Asian dip.

Eight Treasures
The Chinese believe eight is a lucky number - what can be luckier than this healthy vegetarian dish filled with eight treasures.

Fungus, Braised
A colorful vegetarian dish made with three types of fungus, dried mushrooms and lily flowers.

Mock Crab Claws
In this Chinese dish potato based "crab claws" are dipped in batter and deep-fried.

Mock Eel Stir-fry
A vegetarian dish made with chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, carrots and pak choi.

Mock Oyster
Bean curd and seaweed are shaped to resemble oysters in this tasty vegetarian recipe.

No Meat Balls Recipe - a Chinese Recipe for Vegetarian Meatballs
Vegetarian Meatballs - Beef flavored soy crumbles make a convenient substitute for ground beef in this party appetizer recipe from the Soyfoods.com web site.

Vegetarian Potstickers
Chinese garlic chives add flavor to this potsticker recipe made with mashed tofu.

Vegetarian Wontons
Wontons wrappers are stuffed with mashed tofu and and Asian seasonings, deep-fried and served with a sweet and spicy hoisin sauce.

Vegetarian Bean Curd Rolls
A quick and easy dish where bean curd sheets are boiled in seasoned water and fried with roasted seaweed.

Chinese Vegetarian Recipes
As these recipes from my recipe file illustrate, Chinese vegetarian cooking relies on everything from tofu to seaweed as a handy protein source.

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