The recipes below are vegetarian but not necessarily vegan. For plant-based recipes that feature easily omitted or substitutable meat options, visit our Plant page.

While most vegetable dishes include a little meat as flavoring, there’s a very long history of vegetarian eating in China, evolving from early Daoism, through Buddhist teachings and temple cuisine, to the current, secular “second-wave vegetarianism” that resembles that of the West. See Hannah Che’s The Vegan Chinese Kitchen cookbook for a deep dive into that history.

All Vegetarian