Chinese food recipes for vegetarians

Chinese food is largely based on meat like poultry, pork or beef but there is place for vegetarians too. Chinese put a great accent on combining different tastes like sour and sweet into an amazing final taste.

Let’s see how we can combine a few amazing tastes into a few amazing Chinese food recipes.

Peanuts and Spinach – it’s a dish very popular all over China and you will need just like it says peanuts, spinach and garlic all put together in a big wok. If you want the dish to be spicier you can use wasabi root.

Peanuts and Spinach

Mapo Tofu – originally from the Sichuan region of China this dish needs tofu, peppers, soy sauce, ginger, scallions, and garlic. The spice level is somewhere around 3.

Mapo Tofu

Buddhas Delight – is a food from Shandong with a medium level of spiciness and it requires various vegetables, garlic, salt, mushrooms, and tofu.

Buddhas Delight

Fried vegetable tofu – it’s a very simple recipe and it will take you only a few minutes to get it ready. You’ll need vegetable tofu slices and batter mix. All you need to do is cut the tofu in the shapes you like; add water, black sesame seeds, white pepper to taste into the batter mix. Deep the slices into the mix and drop it into hot oil for a deep, quick fry. Get them out when they are golden brown.

Fried vegetable tofu

Baked Vegetables in Cream Sauce – you will need Japanese pumpkin, potato, Chinese eggplant, and okra. The cooking process is simple: peel up the potato and pumpkin and slice them up. Put them to steam until they get all tender and nice, then combine all the ingredients (chop everything that needs chopping) and put the mix in a baking dish.

Baked Vegetables in Cream Sauce

Make a sauce like this: add oil and curry powder in a sauce pan and add flour, heavy cream or milk. Stir everything until the consistency is creamy and add salt and sugar to taste. Pour the sauce over the bake vegetables and sprinkle with parmesan. Put in the oven for a few minutes until everything starts smelling amazing and the dish is golden brown.

All these amazing Chinese food recipes show us how complex and rich the Chinese cuisine is. It mixes flavors and textures from all over the country in order to obtain foods with amazing looks and wonderful tastes which remind you of a rich culture and a very long and beautiful history.