The 10 Best Chinese Vegan Cookbooks to Improve Your Skills! πŸ‰

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Hi, I am Chef Zara. I have reviewed all of the best Chinese Vegan Cookbooks.  I love exploring new foods and recipes and cooking with friends and family. Come join me on this journey of taste and discovery.

Meet the vegan side of Chinese Food!

Chinese food is among the most well-known in the world thanks to its exquisite balance of color, aroma, and bold flavors. China is the world’s greatest producer of fruits and vegetables, and it also offers one of the world’s largest selections of dishes devoid of dairy, eggs, and meat. As a vegan or vegetarian, Chinese vegan recipes are some of the healthiest and most nutritious you can eat, from delectable appetizers to decadent desserts.

The simplicity of Chinese food is what makes it so beautiful (check out our guide on the Best Dim Sum Cookbooks). The most incredible, fresh dishes can be made quickly with a few well-selected ingredients and spicy seasonings. You can create these meals for yourself very quickly if you have a few basic ingredients, a few utensils, and the willingness to prepare Chinese food on your own.

To help you begin this adventurous journey of exploring the Chinese vegan culinary world, we’ve selected 10 highly rated vegan Chinese cookbooks that’ll not only be a “road map” but also a “tour guide” to ensure you have maximum satisfaction in your quest for the right vegan Chinese recipes to make a satisfying, nutritious, and delicious meal.

With these cookbooks in hand, you’ll be on your way to cooking vegan Chinese food in no time!

Check this out! Here is our TOP 10 best Chinese Vegan Cookbooks just for you. πŸ‘‡


1. The Chinese Vegan Kitchen

The Chinese Vegan Kitchen
$20.00
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09/28/2022 06:56 am GMT

Why We Love It β€οΈ

If you are a vegan craving more healthy meat-free, egg-free, or dairy-free dishes, then The Chinese Vegan Kitchen is a cookbook you should consider getting. This cookbook contains 225 authentic, easy-to-make yet super-delicious, plant-based recipes. From tasty appetizers to mouthwatering desserts, you can’t help but crave more.

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

β€œSo tasty…and so tasting authentic…forget the religious stuff and get on with baking your dofu/tofu in five spices before adding to stir frys and then move onto black eyed beans and basmati rice with ginger and spring onions and dark sesame oil…well how tasty can that be…yum.” – T. Williams (UK)

Review πŸ“–

The delicious recipes contained in this book are gathered from various culinary regions of Chinaβ€”Canton, Hunan, Peking, Shanghai, Sichuan, Taiwan, and Tibet. In this Chinese vegan cookbook, you’ll learn to make nutritious recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, noodle dishes, rice dishes, tofu and other main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. Each recipe includes a nutritional analysis of calories, protein, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, and dietary fiber, and there are cooking tips throughout.

About the Author ✍️

Donna Klein is a food writer whose work has been featured in such publications as the Washington Post, The Yoga Journal, Body and Soul magazine, and Vegetarian Gourmet.


2. Vegan Chinese Cookbook: 75 Delicious Plant-Based Favorites

Why We Love It β€οΈ

The instructions are simple enough to help you master Chinese cooking in no time. You’ll also learn about what essential ingredients to keep on hand for preparing vegan Chinese food, including glass noodles, vegetarian oyster sauce, and dried shiitake mushrooms. The recipes in this cookbook include Chinese dishes like Silken Tofu Salad and popular takeout fare like Spring Rolls and Sesame Sauce Noodles.

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

β€œThis book was fun to cook from and helped me become a more confident wok wielder. I liked that there weren’t a lot of trips to Asian markets for things I would only use 1 or 2 times. Oh, and the food was very edible” –  Hope G. (USA)

Review πŸ“–

This cookbook contains 75 scrumptious recipes that will help you maintain a healthy plant-based diet. In addition to traditional plant-based foods, the Vegan Chinese Cookbook also includes vegan versions of well-known dishes from homes and restaurants. The recipes utilize simple ingredients that are easily accessible in any local grocery store.

About the Author ✍️

Yang Yang is the recipe developer, voice, and photographer behind the blog Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen (yangsnourishingkitchen.com) where she shares nutrient-dense real food recipes to help her readers achieve balance and well-being.


3. Best Asian Recipes from Mama Li’s Kitchen BookSet – 4 books in 1

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

β€œNot just good recipes, but also helpful hints. Really appreciate the list of ingredients that are needed on hand. Helped me out tremendously with my cooking.” – ShyReader (USA)

Review πŸ“–

Best Asian Recipes from Mama Li’s Kitchen BookSet contains over 180 delicious recipes. From this cookbook, you will learn how to create the most amazing fresh meals in no time, with a few simple ingredients and a couple of tools.

In easy-to-follow instructions from this cookbook, you’ll learn to make tantalizing appetizers, which include soups, egg rolls, spring rolls, dumplings, and more. There are also tips on how to prepare the best stir-fry and classic plant-based dishes for your family and friends.

About the Author ✍️

Sarah Spencer, who lives in Canada with her husband and two children, describes herself as an avid foodie who prefers watching the Food Network over a hockey game or NCIS! She is a passionate cook who dedicates all her time to creating new recipes, writing cookbooks, and her family, though not necessarily in that order!


4. Vegan Asian: A Cookbook

Vegan Asian: A Cookbook
$16.59
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09/28/2022 12:35 am GMT

Why We Love It β€οΈ

This cookbook also has vibrant photographs to guide users as well as lots of tips and tricks to help chefs at all levels, vegan or not, cook like a pro.

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

β€œFab and easy! If you love South East Asian food then this is really good for vegans like us!” – Jimi (UK)

Review πŸ“–

This fantastic cookbook has tasty vegan versions of the most popular Asian cuisines. These vegan versions are not only healthy but super delicious. The vegan recipes you’ll learn to make in this cookbook include Pad Thai, Char Siu Tofu, Vietnamese Mushroom Pho, Singaporean Chili Tofu, Chinese Lettuce Wraps, Yang Chow Fried Rice, Japanese Yakisoba, Spicy Dan, Dan Noodles, Satay Tofu Sticks with Peanut Sauce, and Korean Bulgogi Mushrooms.

About the Author ✍️

Jeeca Uy is an avid home cook, vegan recipe developer, food blogger, and photographer behind The Foodie Takes Flight, a vegan recipe blog and Instagram account.


5. Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food
$33.84
Buy Now
09/28/2022 07:56 am GMT

Why We Love It β€οΈ

There are scrumptious recipes that can help you satisfy your cravings for beloved Chinese recipes, from Cauliflower with Spiced Shallot Oil to Kung Pao Tofu Puffs, and from Hot and Sour Soup to Ma Po Tofu to Steamed Egg Custard.

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

“This is the best vegetarian book out there. The recipes are so tasty. I hate vegetables but love the recipes in this book. Now I feel like why would I ever eat American food when Chinese Soul food is more tasty and more healthy. Win win.” – Alfonso (USA)

Review πŸ“–

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food is one of the best vegan cookbooks. It contains 75 plant-based recipes that can be easily made at home. The vegan and vegetarian recipes you’ll find in this cookbook include stir-fries, rice and noodle dishes, soups, braises, and pickles. You’ll also learn to make vegetarian and vegan friendly versions of Chou’s famously delicious dumplings, including soup dumplings and shu mai, as well as other dim sum delights. And there’s a separate chapter dedicated to egg and tofu recipes (check out our guide on the Best Tofu Cookbooks ).

About the Author ✍️

Hsiao-Ching Chou is the author of Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food: Deliciously Doable Ways to Cook Greens, Tofu, and Other Plant-Based Ingredients and Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More.


6. The China Study Cookbook: Revised and Expanded Edition with Over 175 Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

β€œThis is one of the best plant based cookbooks we have bought. The recipes are super easy and call for ingredients one usually has on hand or can easily find at a regular grocery store. No specialty store shopping required. Very impressed.” – Omolope (USA)

Review πŸ“–

This vegan Chinese cookbook offers over 175 healthy and mouthwatering recipes that can be easily made at home. With over 2 million sold, the cookbook has been tagged as one of the most important health and nutrition books ever published.

The best thing is this vegan Chinese cookbook contains indulgent recipes with colorful pictures that help readers understand the content. The classic Asian dishes included are Almond-Topped Blueberry Coffee Cake, Ensalada Azteca, Green Banana Cassava Soup, Peanut Butter Bars, Cassava (Yuca) con Cebollas, Black Bean Chipotle Burgers, Sweet Potato Enchiladas, and Passion Fruit Bliss Cheese(less) Cake Delight.

About the Author ✍️

LeAnne Campbell, PhD, lives in Durham, North Carolina. She has been preparing meals based on a whole-food, plant-based diet for almost 20 years. Campbell has raised two sonsβ€”Steven and Nelson, now 18 and 17β€”on this diet. As a working mother, she has found ways to prepare quick and easy meals without using animal products or adding fat.


7. The Asian Whole Food Plant-Based Cookbook

Why We Love It β€οΈ

 This cookbook includes 50 healthy food, plant-based recipes with authentic photos of the dishes that are inspired by Asian cooking. These recipes are not time-consuming, and the ingredients are simple and typically available in the local grocery store.

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

“A good guide to healthier food and cooking choices. I found myself trying out the new recipes quickly as the instructions were easy to follow and the ingredients are easy to get.” – Aaron Tan (Singapore)

Review πŸ“–

The recipes in this cookbook are collected from Asian countries like China, India, Thailand, Japan, and Indonesia. These include iconic thai dishes, piping hot Japanese fare, and homey Chinese dishes, such as Sweet and Sour Chickpea Meatballs Miso Mushroom Ramen-Thai-Style Stir-fried Brown Rice Vermicelli, Stir-fried Cauliflower With Shitake Mushrooms, Sweet Corn Winter Melon Dried Mushroom Soup, Stir-fried Indian Curry Cabbage And Spinach, Green Chillies, Steamed Eggplants With Spicy Sweet Tofu Sauce, Indonesian Spicy Stir-fried Tempeh Noodles, and more. These delectable recipes are sure to impress.

About the Author ✍️

Gog Kheng Chuan


8. A Plant-Based Asian Cookbook For Beginners

Why We Love It β€οΈ

In this book you will find the main benefits of a plant-based diet, basic guidelines to becoming a vegetarian or vegan, a list of foods you should eat and avoid if you want to be healthy, and all the essential cooking equipment and pantry items you need to prepare your food. It will also outline step-by-step instructions to prepare your meals and Chinese cooking techniques, complete with quality photographs.

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

“I enjoy Asian food and have very few recipes. The recipes have complex flavors without being overwhelming to prepare. This cookbook is not too difficult, but the recipes are fantastic. I highly recommend it! ” – Riley (USA)

Review πŸ“–

This cookbook was written to provide you with a distinctive approach to better health in a concrete and easy-to-understand way by fusing the advantages of a plant-based diet with the philosophy underlying Asian food (check out our guide on the Best Asian Cookbooks). This cookbook will take your taste buds on a delicious food trip around Asia, luring you back for more. It’ll teach you to make healthy and delicious plant-based dishes in the comfort of your home.

About the Author ✍️

Weina Qu


9. East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

“She’s done a great job of incorporating normal ingredients but we still made a fun trip to the local asian grocer for some unique ingredients. We’ve cooked about 15 recipes from the book and zero complaints so far. Happy to finally be eating more adventurous veg meals.” – Stephen Carney (USA)

Review πŸ“–

This cookbook contains 120 scrumptious recipes from Sodha and East Asian and South Asian, keep reading about South Asian food (check out our guide on the Best Nepalese Cookbooks). With simple and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be able to make noodles, curries, rice dishes, tofu, salads, sides, and sweets.

In this cookbook you will learn how to create delectable, dairy-free black dal and chili tofu, as well as root vegetable laksa, chard, potato, and coconut curry. Taking you on a culinary adventure from India to Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan through China, Thailand, and Vietnam. No wonder it earned about 3000 five-star ratings from users.

About the Author ✍️

Meera Sodha is a voracious home cook and writes regular columns for the Associated Press and The Guardian. She has published articles in Food52 and been profiled in The New York Times.


10. Vege-Thai-Rian Asian Vegan Cooking

Why We Love It β€οΈ

People who wish to change from eating meat, dairy, and eggs to eating vegetables, whole grains, and other fascinating plant-based meals can choose from hundreds of delectable whole-food dishes in Vege-Thai-Rian Asian Vegan Cooking.

What the Readers Are Saying πŸ‘‚

β€œThis book is beautiful and is also a real deal, as it includes 4 books: for Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine. On the goodness of pointless Asian cuisine that is explaining to you, I can only confirm that the ingredients of recipes are easily found.” – Pandora Luu (Italy)

Review πŸ“–

This cookbook contains healthy nutritional tips for each recipe to help you make healthy diet decisions. Among the mouth-watering recipes in this cookbook are Vietnam Vegan, Thai Restaurant Recipes, Chinese Healthy Cooking, and Filipino Vegan Feast.

About the Author ✍️

Buddha’s Way


Final Thoughts on Chinese Vegan Cookbooks

We hope that this article will help you choose the best vegan Chinese Cookbook to start your exploration and experiment with making scrumptious vegan dishes the Chinese way.

These vegan recipes are the best gift to your health. Eating more veggies will help you get a high level of antioxidants in your body, which will help you to evade many severe diseases like cancer. Research shows that vegans can live a long and healthy life. These Chinese vegan cookbooks will help you to enjoy a healthy life without missing any flavors.

You don’t need to be a phenomenal chef to enjoy delicious vegan Chinese food (check out our guide on the Best Instant Pot Cookbook) made in your own kitchen. All you need is a good cookbook to walk you through making a nice vegan meal.



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