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Vegetarian Chinese Food Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Culture

While it’s true that China sure loves its meat, that doesn’t mean you can’t find some delicious vegetarian food there. If you’re not full on vegan and you’re willing to eat some eggs and things like goat cheese, you’ll find plenty of options in China. Check out some vegetarian Chinese food below.

Chinese Vegetarian Dishes

A classic Chinese veggie dish.

This short video shows you several classic Chinese vegetarian dishes you can choose from, along with the vocabulary so you can order it up yourself.

拍黄瓜 – pāi huáng guā

smashed cucumbers

蛋炒饭 – dàn chǎo fàn

egg fried rice

豆腐 – dòu fu


韭菜香菇包 – jiǔ cài xiāng gū bāo

leek and mushroom steamed bun

地三鲜 – sān xiān

Three Treasures of the Earth (eggplant, potato, green pepper)

鱼香茄子 – yú xiāng qié zi

fish-scented eggplant

西红柿鸡蛋 – xī hóng shì jī dàn

scrambled eggs and tomatoes

烤馕 – kǎo náng

grilled naan

茄子鸡蛋比萨 – qié zǐ jī dàn bǐ sà

eggplant and egg pizza

番茄西兰花炒乳饼 – fān qié xī lán huā chǎo rǔ bǐng

tomatoes, broccoli, and goat cheese

娃娃菜 – wá wá cài

“Baby Food” (stir-fried veggies)

老奶洋芋 – lǎo nǎi yáng yù

Old Grandma’s Potatoes

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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