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


The Chinese don’t have the strongest of reputations for vegetarian food.


vegetarian chinese soul food book cover

Hsiao-Ching Chou means to change that and in their book Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food they lay out why Chinese vegetarian food is awesome. 


Aimed At Home Cooks

This isn’t a book aimed at vegan food bloggers on Pinterest, it’s designed for the home cook. 

It’s also got less scope than East which aims to introduce dozens of different vegetarian cuisines from Asia.

hunan steamed eggplant

Instead, it’s firmly designed to help you make vegetarian stir frys (use a frying pan, it’s fine if you have no wok), soups, pickles, dumplings and more.


Everything You Need To Know

Chou helpfully lays out everything that you need to know from what cookware to use, what ingredients (including helpful substitutions if you can’t get everything) and step-by-step guides to each dish.

You can’t go wrong here and everything’s meant to be easy to cook and prepare on a school/work night too. 

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food turns any kitchen into a Chinese kitchen. You can grab a copy online here.


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