1. Tofu Fries with Sesame Honey Garlic
Deep-fried tofu is simply amazing. The crusty, crunchy outside gives way to a soft, yielding creamy soft center. Use brown sugar or maple syrup in place of honey for a vegan-friendly starter.
2. Pan Fried Vegetarian Dumplings (Potstickers)
Chinese dumplings represents wealth as they look similar to gold ingots in ancient China.
3. Braised Bean Curd Skin Packets with Mushrooms and Broccoli
Leafy greens symbolises long life for parents.
4. Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Nuoc Cham
Easy and fun to make ahead of time, these spring rolls are a huge hit for anyone who likes fresh flavors and lots of delicious textures.
5. Japanese Glass Noodle Salad (Harusame Salad)
Light, refreshing, low calorie and so flavorful with a savory and tangy sesame soy vinaigrette.
6. Imitation Shark Fin Soup
Sharksfin is often consume as a symbol of status. At JewelPie, we do not believe in eating endangered animals, so we recommend vegetarian version of Sharskfin soup instead.
7. Nian Gao Sweet Potato Sandwich
Eating nian gao symbolises rising in each coming year, a popular Chinese proverb.
8. General Tso’s Tofu
General Tso’s Tofu, ready in just 30 minutes! It’s spicy-sweet, healthier than the classic Chinese takeout dish, and one of my favorite tofu recipes.
9. Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
The eggplant is grilled until crispy and smoky, and then cooked in a rich savory garlic sauce. This vegan dish is very satisfying, both as a side or a main dish served over rice or noodles.
10. Buddha’s Delight
Classic and festive, a Buddha’s Delight is a superb tasting, very flexible, and practical vegetable stew for home cooking. It’s also massively nourishing.
11. Snow Fungus with Gingko & Red Dates
Sweet food signifies sweet blessings.
12. Chinese Shiitake and Tofu Turnip Cake
Shredded daikon (radish) is combined with seasonings and rice flour, which, when steamed, gel together to become a solid, silky ‘cake’ – an authentically vegan Asian snack.
13. Suan Cai Yu (Sichuan Fish with Pickled Mustard Greens)
This fish dish is less well-known outside of China compared to other Szechuan dishes.
14. Moo Shu Vegetables
Moo Shu Vegetables is a quick and delicious dish that you can serve as a side or enjoy as a main.
15. Shiitake Mushroom Vegan Bao Buns
Fluffy steamed buns are slathered in hoisin sauce and stuffed with tender shiitake mushrooms in sweet and savory garlic sauce, quick pickled veggies and crunchy peanuts to make these scrumptious vegan bao buns!
Say goodbye to takeout! With slurpable noodles and stir-fried veggies in a flavor-packed sauce, this vegan lo mein will be your new favorite weeknight dinner.
These egg-free Chinese-style omelets are made with a savory batter with tofu, chickpea flour, and a secret ingredient for eggy flavor. Served over rice with gravy, this vegan egg foo young is way better than takeout!
Cauliflower florets are coated in panko breadcrumbs, baked until crisp, then drenched in sweet gingery lemon sauce to make this sticky lemon cauliflower.
19. Stir Fried Leeks with Sliced Mushrooms
Ingredients with auspicious-sounding names are sought-after during Chinese New Year. For this reason, leeks 蒜 are commonly served as the name is a homophone for “calculating (money)”
20. Cabbage with Wood Ear Fungus and Enoki Mushrooms
This stir fried cabbage with wood ear fungus 木耳 (mok yee) and Enoki mushrooms 金菇 is very auspicious since cabbage’s homonym sounds like “prosperity” and enoki mushrooms, also known as golden needle mushroom represents “gold”.