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9 Vietnamese Vegan Cookbooks: A Must Have Collection Of Easy To Make Vietnamese Vegan Recipes For All Occasions!

Obviously, being a vegetarian is not always the easiest when most of the diet consists of meat, seafood, dairy, cheese, and more. Moreover, you might encounter difficulties finding vegan food while you are abroad if you are a person with itchy feet.

However, enjoying non-meat food in Vietnam is practically a breeze with diverse and mouth-watering vegetarian food options that are appealing enough to catch the attention of meat-eaters as well. Therefore, below are 9 Vietnamese Vegan cookbooks in case you want to cook them yourself.

Vegetarian Viet Nam

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“Great book! Can’t believe there is a finally a well researched, fun, and easy to use Vegetarian Vietnamese cookbook.” – Katherine H

As a cookbook author with a desire to travel around Asia, Cameron Stauch has also visited Vietnam to learn about a tradition of vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine that is light and full of flavor. Based on recipes created over centuries by Mahayana Buddhist monks, the dishes in Vegetarian Vietnam make use of Vietnamese herbs and sauces to make tofu, mushrooms, and vegetables burst with flavor like never before.

Vegetarian Viet Nam had ever won James Beard Foundation Book Award Finalist in 2019. This fact proves that this meatless Vietnamese cooking book is suitable for both vegetarians and omnivores alike. In this book, readers will find a richly illustrated glossary that helps you recognize the mushrooms, noodles, fruits, and vegetables that make up the vegetarian Vietnamese pantry. An entire universe of flavor will be unlocked to people who want healthy, tasty, and sustainable food. 

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Cameron Stauch, who is a former member of the cooking staff for the Governor-General and Queen Elizabeth’s representative in Canada. He spends time cooking, traveling, and writing around Asia besides cooking for his wife and children in Bangkok.

COOKBOOK: Vietnam Vegan

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“Very interesting recipes. I love Vietnamese Pho soup, but being a vegan makes it impossible to order in restaurants now I have a great option.” – Diane Bergquist

Ariya Netjoy is a cookbook author specialized in vegan food of Thai, Philippine Chinese, and Vietnam is also one of them. In Cookbook: Vietnam Vegan, the author brings along numerous full of herbs recipes that create a unique identity of vegan Viet food and Vietnamese cuisine.

In this book, you will learn how to cook popular soups, rice cakes, and vegetables in Vietnam in different ways. These recipes will excite your dining guests, and your children will definitely be raving about how delicious the greens are. Also included in the book are the health benefits of various herbs and common vegetables in Vietnamese vegan cooking.

About the author: The author of this cookbook is Ariya Netjoy, who also is the author of several vegan cookbooks, including Vegan Cookbook: Filipino Veganized, Buddha’s way: Chinese Healthy cooking Veganized and Buddha’s way: Thai Street Food Veganized.

Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors [A Cookbook]

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“You too can cook Vietnamese Food” – Harold Osborne

Being on a family that runs away from Vietnam to America, Andrea Nguyen has turned the long experience and cooking hack from her mom into recipes using easy-to-find ingredients to create real Vietnamese flavors at home quickly. 

In Vietnamese Food Any Day, you could find tofu, salad, and vegetable sides besides meat dishes. Fresh, delicious Vietnamese vegan food is achievable on any night of the week with 80 easy recipes using ingredients at national supermarkets.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Andrea Nguyen, a bank examiner that gone off her dream in childhood. Her notable books are Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, Asian Dumplings, Asian Tofu, The Banh Mi Handbook, and The Pho Cookbook, which have been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, International Association of Culinary Professionals, and National Public Radio for their excellence.

Besides, she also is editor of Unforgettable, a biography cookbook about culinary icon Paula Wolfert. Andrea has contributed to many publications, including The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Lucky Peach, Saveur, and Cooking Light.

Dharma Realm Vegetarian Cookbook / Sach Nau Chay Phap Gioi

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“This book teaches you how to make your own soy milk. It’s rather time-consuming, so I think I’ll continue to purchase mine. Now I can make “winter rolls” myself. They have always been my favorite appetizers at the Vietnamese noodle shops.” – LilyintheLake

Dharma Realm Vegetarian Cookbook is a guide for healthy Vietnamese vegetarian cooking from the kitchen of the city of ten thousand Buddha. In this book, you will find savory recipes with detailed instructions adapted for the modern cook, including gluten-free noodles, meatless balls from seitan, and soymilk in a blender.

By reading this book, people will be inspired by quotes on vegetarianism from Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, and others. In this book, both Vietnamese and English are presented with full-color illustrations. Also included in this book are nutritional facts and environmental statistics.

About the author: The author of this cookbook is the Buddhist Text Translation Society, which is dedicated to making the principles of the Buddhadharma available to Western readers in a form that can be directly applied to practice. The translators, bilingual reviewers, English editors, and bilingual certifiers are anonymous monastics.

Hello! 123 Vietnamese Recipes

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“I like simple, easy to read – yet authentic recipes. This book did not disappoint. I also found out the author lived near me.” – Devid Allen

Massive people have applied the vegetarian diet through the previous year that some studies estimate up to 18 percent of the worldwide populace are vegetarians. Besides bringing enormous health benefits for people like lessening illness and reducing weight, a cut-off meat diet is also environment-friendly. With Hello! 123 Vietnamese Recipes cookbook, the author offers 100 endless vegan recipes that novice vegan can afford, including sample meals for one week.

In the beginning, you will find some vital advantages of the vegan diet, such as reducing cancer, stabilizing blood sugar, and promoting heart health. Besides, some basic, essential knowledge about vegetarianism for beginners is also mentioned, especially the necessary ingredients that are alternative for ordinary dishes. 

About the author: The author of this cookbook is Mr.World. She specializes in vegan cooking in different countries in Asian that have the majority of Buddha, such as China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and India.

Bowl: Vegetarian Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish Meals

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“Creative, with lots of really fun, flavorful options for one pot meals; using fresh seasonal ingredients.” – Zen*Yogi*Girl

Ramen, pho, bibimbap, dumplings, and other one-bowl meals are often favorites of America from Asia cuisine. In this cookbook, Lukas Volger introduces to readers the recipes of these dishes but in flavorful vegetarian versions. The possibilities for improvisational meals full of seasonal produce and herbs are nearly endless.

With ramen, Volger’s exploration leads him from a simple bowl of miso ramen to great summer ramen with corn broth, tomatoes, and basil. From there, he went on to the Vietnamese noodle soup pho, with combinations like caramelized spring onions, peas, and baby bok choy. The best part is these dishes can be made in little time without great expense, which is unlike their meatier original version.

By reading this book, people can also acquire many of Volger tips, techniques, and indispensable base recipes perfected over years of cooking, including broths, handmade noodles, sauces, and garnishes.

About the author: The author of this cookbook is Lukas Volger, who is a cookbook author, food writer, recipe developer, and editor. His most recent book is Start Simple: Eleven Everyday Ingredients for Countless Weeknight Meals. Besides, he also is co-founder and editorial director of Jarry, an award-winning semiannual abnormal food journal. Now he lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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

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“Enticing enough to order twice!” – LFL

If you believe that follow a vegan diet means you have to leave behind all favorites in the past, you are wrong. When Sasha Gill went vegan, she wasn’t about to reject her family’s home-cooked favorites. Here she comes up with the idea of Pad thai without fish sauce or Curry without ghee. In East Meets Vegan, Sasha proves that Asian cooking can still be both plant-based, affordable, and delicious! 

In this book, readers will find 90 recipes veganized favorites such as Spring rolls, red bean pancakes, shiitake ramen, mango lassis, and even vegan twists like Tandoori cauliflower “wings,” pineapple fried rice, jackfruit biryani, “butter chicken”. Mix-and-match pairings that are combined from leftovers to take on Asian fusion are also mentioned.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Sasha Gill, who is a vegan food blogger and medical student at Oxford University. Grew up in Singapore, Indian, and Eurasian heritage, she was inspired with the love for vegan advocates that we can all benefit from a little bit of vegan in our lifestyle. Her social media foodie is @thesashadiaries. 

Vietnamese Fusion: Vegetarian Cuisine

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“Vietnamese Fusion Fills a Need” – Robbi Nester

Viet vegetarian cuisine has so many options for you to choose whenever you organize a feast or simple dishes to welcome your guests even they are vegan or omnivore. Since typical Vietnamese cooking is already characterized by the use of a vast array of fresh herbs and vegetables, Chat now Introduces soy-based alternatives for the traditional meat and fish. 

In this book, you can find some vegan signatures such as Fresh Spring Rolls, Glass Noodle Soup, Papaya Salad, Clay Pot Vegetables, and Lemongrass Dry Noodles. The contents are presented from the appetizers to desserts and beverages as the order of a meal that helps people quickly search.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Chat Mingkwan, who is an international chef and celebrated cooking instructor. Born and raised in Bangkok, he developed a love of cooking and has traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia.

Before returning to the U.S. where he worked for years as a chef in San Francisco, Chat had ever apprenticed in provincial French cuisine in Rayon, France. His interest at the moment is cooking, teaching, traveling, and writing. The other vegan book of Chat is BUDDHA’s TABLE: Thai Feasting Vegetarian Style.

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

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“The perfect go-to cookbook for healthy and flavorful Asian recipes!” – bks

Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced food writer and expert on Asian and sustainable farm-to-table cooking. Following the farm-to-table criteria, she shows you how to buy and use the freshest seasonal produce to create delicious vegan dishes with new flavors and textures that are not inferior to meaty dishes.

The secret is by adding a few “unrevealed ingredients” apart from the traditional sweet, sour, spicy, and soy seasonings that every Asian cook knows. Besides, in this Asian cookbook, she also explains how the use of contrasting textures (silky tofu with crunchy peanuts, for example) can create greater food enjoyment and stimulating new dining experience.

Each chapter based on seasonal vegetables provides a wide range of choices, making it easy to plan diverse menus that are never repetitive or indifferent. All recipes are very straightforward without lots of unusual ingredients or specialized tools and easy and quick to prepare. 

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Patricia Tanumihardja, who is an experienced writer in reviewing and about travel and food. Her subject is restaurants, profiles chefs, and artisanal food producers. Born and raised in Indonesia and Singapore, she learned to appreciate a wide variety of foods and flavors when she was a little and learned to cook as soon as she could distinguish garlic and ginger. 

As a writer, she sees the world through a multicultural lens and enjoys covering topics relating to food history and food culture. Patricia’s debut cookbook was The Asian Grandmothers’ Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens, and her work has also appeared on Edible Seattle, Seattle Met, Monterey County Weekly.

Besides, Pat writes the “Pickles and Tea” food blog ( with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, which shows contemporary Asian food culture in America. Now she is settling in Northern Virginia with her husband and son.

We hope you like this post and finally find out your favorite Vietnamese vegetarian cookbooks. Meanwhile, we welcome you to explore our site and discover more cookbook recommendations from the same cuisine below.

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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