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6 Vegan Chinese Recipes To Prove That You Don’t Need Meat!

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Vegan Chinese Recipes

These vegan Chinese recipes are sure to prove that you don't need meat to make a tasty meal!  In a world where going to a Chinese buffet means that the dumplings are filled with pork, chicken is on a stick, and Mongolian beef is everywhere these vegan Chinese recipes really show that you don't need any of that to be yummy.

​Now, much like a buffet you'd find typically here in the States, some of these recipes are... less than authentic, but certainly super delicious!  Such as kung pao brussels sprouts and dumplings made with mushrooms!

Sticky Rice Mushroom Shumai With Homemade Wrappers

Sticky Rice Mushroom Shumai With Homemade Wrappers - Vegan Chinese Recipes

Now this particular dish is a little more on the traditional side.  These are some vegan dumplings that really sound like they'd hit the spot.  Mushrooms, sticky rice, peas and some scallions?  Sign me up.  The guys over at The Wok Of Life really know how to make a simple but super delish vegan recipe.

Vegetable Stir Fry With Mung Bean Noodles

Vegetable Stir Fry With Mung Bean Noodles - Vegan Chinese Recipes

If you're anything like us here at the Vegan Banana, you like something that's quick and easy that you can make when you're in a hurry (or you're having a relatively lazy day).  Lisa from Healthy Nibbles and Bits made this awesome stir fry recipe using mung bean noodles, which cook up fast and make for good eats.  

Now, my thought on this recipe is that you can either stick to the veggies she uses, OR do your own "refrigerator" (meaning whatever you have in your fridge!) style vegetable arrangement like we often do in our house and use her delicious sauce and seasoning​!

Vegan Baozi (Chinese Steamed Buns)

Vegan Baozi - Vegan Chinese Recipes

This is another slightly more traditional recipe.  The folks over at China Sichuan Food have made a vegan version of Baozi, which, though in the same family as dumplings aren't quite the same.  They are actually steamed, or filled buns!  This particular recipe uses seasoned tofu as a lovely filling instead of pork.  ...Honestly, I have to say that I can't wait to try this recipe out for myself.  It just sounds so good. 

Plus, don't you guys think it'll be so much fun to make your own wrappers for this recipe?  I know I do.

Chinese Cabbage and Five-Spice Seitan with Fermented Black Beans

Chinese Cabbage And Five-Spice Seitan With Fermented Black Beans - Vegan Chinese Recipes

As someone who's never actually tried fermented black beans, I can't say for sure how this particular recipe will turn out or taste!  But, it really sounds like a new and interesting recipe to try.  Especially if you're like us and enjoy exploring new foods.  So, thank you to the guys who run The Taste Space for this new vegan recipe!  I can't wait to try it!

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts - Vegan Chinese Recipes

Brussels sprouts are definitely a favorite in this house and we are always looking for new ways to prepare them.  Steam them and put some vegan butter and salt on top, roast them in the oven with a bit of oil and salt...  Mmm.  So, lets just say when I saw this recipe for Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts from Appetite For China, I got pretty damn excited.

Faux Pork Wonton Soup With Bok Choy

Faux Pork Wonton Soup With Bok Choy - Vegan Chinese Recipes

A surefire favorite among a lot of chinese food lovers is wonton soup.  But, most variations you'll see have pork as the main ingredient!  Olives For Dinner has switched this up and is using ground farro as chewy alternative to your usual pork wonton's!  Making this dish delish while still having the right mouth feel.

And so, there are 6 vegan Chinese recipes for you to try!  Whether you're cooking for one or an entire family, these vegan dishes are something to try!

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