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10 Authentic Chinese Vegetarian Cookbooks & Recipe Books

Chinese cuisine always has a special attraction to diners because of the diversity and sophistication in the source of ingredients and processing. Not only delicious and beautifully decorated, but most of the dishes are also very nutritious for users.

Even though you are a big fan of Chinese cuisine but not a meat-eater? Fear not, this post will provide you with the 10 best Chinese vegetarian cookbooks with lots of great recipes worth trying in your kitchen. Pocket healthy Chinese vegetarian recipes to delight your daily taste buds.

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food: Deliciously Doable Ways to Cook Greens, Tofu, and Other Plant-Based Ingredients

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“There are lots of beautiful photos, comprehensive primers on cooking techniques, pantry supplies, and Chinese vegetables.”- Kim Foster

In this collection, you will find 75 safe vegetarian recipes for stir-fries, soups, braises, rice and noodle dishes, and pickles. Vegetarian versions of the famous delicious dumpling are also included to contribute to the complete cookbook.

In addition, the book also includes lots of useful information about core ingredients (with acceptable substitutes), essential equipment, a way to season and maintain a wok, and many useful tips.

About the author: Hsiao-Ching Chou is the author of this book. She teaches cooking at schools in the Seattle area and on YouTube. Currently, she serves as chairman of the James Beard Foundation’s Book Awards Committee and on the board of directors of Ballard Food Bank. The author lives in Seattle with her husband, two children, and her mother.

East Meets Vegan: The Best of Asian Home Cooking, Plant-Based and Delicious

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“There are color photographs of most of the recipes, and directions are straightforward.”- LFL

Coming to this book, the author will take you to explore Asia’s excitement with 90 vegan recipes. Bursting with over 100 splendid photos, this cookbook will be your stepping stone on a culinary adventure – from the warmth and comfort of your kitchen.

You will learn how to prepare vegetarian Asian dishes based on plant-based Asians. Along with measuring are detailed instructions for vegetarian favorites such as:

  • Spring rolls
  • Red bean pancakes
  • Shiitake ramen
  • Mango lassis

About the author: Sasha Gill is a trained doctor at Oxford University and a vegan food blogger. The author grew up in Singapore but carries Indian and Eurasian heritage and supports a vegan lifestyle.

The Veggie Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Wok, No Meat? Over 70 vegan and vegetarian takeout classics

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“This cookbook is amazing! So many great recipes to choose from, they all look and sound delicious!”-Jen

Chinese food is ideal for vegetarians as it makes the most of fresh vegetables and meat substitutes to bring great flavor into everything. “The Veggie Chinese Takeout Cookbook” shows over 70 awesome vegetarian recipes that can be easily made at home.

The author provided some special dishes from fried tofu with chili and black beans, tom yum soup to spring rolls, or aubergine with sesame seeds, to Hong Kong crispy noodles and sticky rice parcels. You can recreate the flavors of your favorite restaurant dishes quickly with the instructions provided.

About the author: Kwoklyn Wan is the author, Kung Fu instructor, restaurant owner, and professional chef. He regularly teaches cooking and participates in Chinese food demonstrations. Kwoklyn and his younger brother Gok Wan both work in their family’s Cantonese restaurant.

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking

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“Authentic Chinese recipes, easy to follow and fast to make.”- Liv Martin

Following her two seminal volumes on Sichuan and Hunan cooking, this cookbook is inspired by everyday cooking southern China’s vibrant.

The author also gives a comprehensive introduction to the main spices and techniques of Chinese kitchens. Furthermore, lots of gorgeous color photos and clear instructions are attached. Therefore, this cookbook is essential for both beginners as well as for connoisseurs.

About the author: Fuchsia Dunlop is living in London, who has won four James Beard awards for her writing. She has won numerous major awards such as the Jeremy Round Award for her first book, the IACP Jane Grigson Award, and the Kate Whiteman Award for writing about food and travel.

The Chinese Vegan Kitchen: More Than 225 Meat-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free Dishes from the Culinary Regions of China

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“Excellent book packed with delicious easy to follow recipes.”- Cahill

This cookbook presents a set of mainstream recipes from different Chinese culinary regions – Shanghai, Sichuan, Taiwan, Canton, Hunan, Peking, Tibet. With ingredients available in Western supermarkets, it’s easy to prepare in your own kitchen.

This book contains:

  • 225 delicious and nutritious recipes of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.
  • Nutritional analysis of protein, saturated fat, total fat, cholesterol, calories, carbohydrates, sodium, and dietary fiber.
  • Cooking tips
  • Glossary of ingredients and where to find them

About the author: Donna Klein is a culinary writer who has contributed to The Washington Post, Veggie Life, The Herb Companion, Vegetarian Gourmet, and Yoga Journal. She is the author of several cookbooks, including The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, Supermarket Vegan, Vegan Italiano, and The Gluten-Free Vegetarian Kitchen.

Farm to Table Asian Secrets: Vegan & Vegetarian Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season

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“Really like this cookbook. The recipes at first glance didn’t seem very interesting, but, after using the book a bunch, the recipes are simple but incredibly flavorful.”- Yoga Lover

In this exciting Asian cookbook, the author will provide Asian vegan and vegan cooking tips. Besides, you will grasp the secrets to combine texture, flavor, aroma, and color to create full-flavored vegetarian dishes.

The book is divided into chapters, which sort by seasonal vegetables makes it easy to plan a variety of menus without ever being boring. A few specific recipes that you will learn:

  • Starters and Snacks: Green Apple Salad with Tangy Thai Dressing, Crispy Spring Rolls, Butternut Squash Pot Stickers, and Korean-Style Buffalo Broccoli
  • Family-Style Meal: Grilled Vegetable Kebabs with Two Marinades, General Tso’s Eggplant, Asparagus in Lemongrass-Coconut Cream Sauce, and Kung Pao Potatoes
  • All-in-one meals: Sweet Potato Rice Stew, Everyday Pad Thai, Crispy Noodles with Savory Vegetables, and Easy Miso Ramen

About the author: Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced writer born in Indonesia and raised in Singapore before moving to the US. She has contributed to Seattle, Seattle Met, Edible Seattle, Monterey County Weekly, Sunset, and Saveur. The author is residing and living in Northern Virginia with her husband and son.

Silk Road Vegetarian: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Recipes for the Mindful Cook [Vegetarian Cookbook, 101 Recipes]

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“I’ve loved every recipe I’ve made from this book and use it often. I haven’t noted any errors, recipes are clear and easy to follow.”- L. Seurer

This cookbook is about developing culinary awareness and celebrating diversity. Thereby, fake music takes you on the journey to discover foods with contrasting flavors and textures, simple and easy to prepare, but completely fun and different.

This book is full of richly-flavored vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipes like Afghan Moussaka Eggplant with Yoghurt Sauce, Bengali Potato and Zucchini Curry, and Bukharian Crock Pot Rice with Dried Fruit. These amazing recipes are sure to inspire every home chef.

About the author: Dahlia Abraham-Klein is a culinary author with a Master’s in Education and a degree in naturopathy. She is known as the Environment Commissioner in the local community and as a CSA site holder.

From the Earth: Chinese Vegetarian Cooking

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“Great book. Helpful instructions and tasty meals.”-Pat Sampson

“From the Earth: Chinese Vegetarian Cooking” contains a list of perfect Chinese vegetarian recipes. Furthermore, interesting information about traditional Buddhist cuisine is included in the book.

The author will present a variety of recipes from traditional to the author’s personal creativity. You will find a variety of cooking techniques as well as brief explanations of the dishes. The book also includes a great glossary of ingredients common to Chinese cooking to guide you through the cooking process.

About the Author: Yin-Fei Lo is an expert in Chinese cuisine and author of several cookbooks. She has put all the recipes from childhood into cookbooks. In addition, the author has constantly developed and created highly-priced dishes.

East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing [American Measurements]

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“This has some amazing recipes, is well written and easy to follow. Highly recommend if you are interested in exploring new flavors and expanding your vegetarian options.”-Rose

This stunning collection of recipes includes a whole new range of Asian recipes. You will embark on a journey to discover cuisines from India to Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan, through China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

You will be inspired along the way to create dishes such as noodles, tofu, salads, curries, rice dishes, sides, and sweets. All are carefully instructed by the author to make and bursting with delicious taste.

About the author: Meera Sodha is a chef and frequent contributor to the Associated Press and The Guardian. The author has several posts on Food52 and The New York Times. Meera Sodha lives in London.

Vegan Chinese: The Plant-Based Vegan Chinese Cookbook with Quick and Easy Restaurant Style Recipes To Enhance Weight Loss and Healthy Living

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“The recipes are all pretty decent & easy to master for an average chef.”- PrincessC

This book provides a list of the best Chinese food while helping you maintain a healthy vegan lifestyle. This cookbook will help you realize that dieting is not difficult and is not a big challenge.

Inside “Easy Restaurant Style Recipes To Enhance Weight Loss and Healthy Living”, you will get useful information along with great recipes:

  • Introduction to Vegan
  • Vegan Chinese Breakfast Recipes
  • Vegan Chinese Main Course Recipes
  • Vegan Chinese Dessert Recipes

About the author: Evelyn Moore is a home chef with a passion for writing and a healthy lifestyle from a very young age. The travel around the world is an opportunity for her to find the best healthy food. The author’s findings are recorded in a series of personal blogs. Evelyn currently lives with her husband and 2 children.

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Doris Frasier

Hi. I'm Doris! I am a foodie that has traveled to 78 countries and loves trying cuisines from different countries. I try anything related to food and share my opinions on this blog. Send me a message with any requests!
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