Chinese food that is mostly a plant-based diet becomes more and more popular all over the world.
Its exotic flavours and taste that are completely different from the European and American ones, make a huge number of people adopt this cuisine. Chinese vegetarian recipes are usually for those who want to have a healthy fit body.
Despite the fact that many Chinese recipes are vegetarian, they have the same hearty and delicious taste as those with meat.
The main ingredients of Chinese vegetarian cuisine are: fried rice, wheat or rice noodles, and lots of veggies as spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, sprouts, eggplant, peppers, asparagus, beans and peas. Chinese vegetarian recipes also widely use diverse water plants and vegetarian cheeses, among them tofu being the most popular. Tofu with its creamy texture helps and gives the similar meat taste to many Chinese dishes.
For flavour and seasoning, Chinese vegetarian recipes use diverse spices and dressings: garlic, ginger, chillies, Chinese parsley and, of course, the popular soy and sesame sauce.
Chinese vegetarian recipes that are packed with spices and aromatic flavours are good choices for a family dinner as well as for any sophisticated party.
Undoubtedly, Chinese noodles have become the symbol of Chinese cuisine. Their great diversity, way of preparation and sauces make people forget about meat-based dishes.
Here is one of the most popular Chinese vegetarian dishes that you can order in any Chinese restaurants, but can be also easily made at home.
Chinese Sesame Noodles
Ingredients: rice noodles, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 2 tsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 clove minced garlic, minced, and 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger.
1. Boil the noodles and then drain.
2. Fry the noodles with sesame oil in a skillet for 5 min.
3. Mix 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, peanut butter, water, soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, garlic and ginger and then toss with the noodles.