Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food by Hsiao-Ching Chou, a follow-up to the popular Chinese Soul Food cookbook, is an absolute treasure for those looking to explore vegetarian Chinese cooking.

With 75 plant-based comfort food recipes, Chou skillfully demystifies the art of creating authentic Chinese dishes at home. The recipes are approachable for cooks of all skill levels, featuring a variety of stir-fries, rice and noodle dishes, soups, braises, and pickles.

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Chou’s expertise shines through in her vegetarian adaptations of traditional dumplings, including soup dumplings and shu mai, and other dim sum favorites. The book also dedicates chapters to egg and tofu recipes, expanding the range of options for vegetarian meals.

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, this cookbook promises to satisfy cravings for classic Chinese comfort food, all without meat.

Not just a collection of recipes, Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food is also a guide to essential equipment, core pantry ingredients (with substitutions), and practical tips for maintaining a wok, making it an invaluable resource for anyone looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet.

As Chou often says, any kitchen can be a Chinese kitchen, and this book is a testament to that philosophy​​.

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food is much more than just a cookbook; it’s a gateway to exploring the rich and diverse flavors of Chinese cuisine in a vegetarian context.

The recipes are simple, satisfying, and full of flavor, making it an essential addition to the kitchen of anyone who loves Chinese food or is exploring vegetarian cooking.

You can grab a copy online here.

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