Chinese Potato Gnocchi

Mushroom-shaped gnocchi in a rich “meat” sauce

Fragrant Cold Tofu

Perfect for a hot summer day—no cooking required.

Vegan “Beef” Curry Puffs

A savory must-have pastry!

Featured Recipes

Laab Lettuce Wraps

Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are a delicious Asian appetizer filled with a colorful medley of vegetables, wrapped in a crispy shell, and served with a tangy dipping sauce—a perfect combination of flavors and textures.

Khao-Poon

Ma Po Tofu

These soft, silken tofu cubes in a spicy, savory sauce are delicious. Szechuan pepper is known for its spicy, tingly, numbing effect and can be found in Asian grocery stores.

Thum Muk Hung

Mid-Autumn Festival Gansu Province Mooncake with Red Yeast Rice and Rose

I decided to create a quick, grain-free recipe for this bun. They’re traditionally made with grains, stuffed into a bigger bun, and then steamed, but I wanted to make a quicker version to save time! 

Thum Muk Hung

Lunar New Year Muslim Hui Potstickers with Lapsang Souchong Tea

One of my grandpas is of Chinese Hui ethnicity. They are Muslim. I have not seen a vegan Hui potsticker recipe that features the Hui ingredient cumin, so I created this recipe!

Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), the organization behind VeganChineseFood.com, was founded by a Xicanx and longtime vegan activist, lauren Ornelas. Inspired by Chinese board member Jessian Choy, F.E.P. decided to launch VeganChineseFood.com to highlight Chinese foods that do not include animal ingredients and to model that it is possible to eat vegan and still incorporate our comfort foods.

Vegan foods do not contain animal ingredients, including “meat,” sea life, eggs, dairy, and honey, all of which are products of suffering and exploitation. Of course, the produce we all eat is picked by farm workers, who often suffer and are treated unfairly, so we need to recognize just how important it is to support these workers whenever possible. F.E.P. continues to raise awareness about the labor conditions of produce workers while simultaneously working with them to advance their rights by supporting corporate, legislative, and regulatory changes.

We created VeganChineseFood.com to be a user-friendly resource for vegans and the vegan-curious alike, as well as the Chinese community and beyond. We hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!

VeganChineseFood.com is a collaborative effort, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed: those who submitted original recipes; those who tested recipes; and those who cooked, styled, and photographed each dish!