Even though some of the following dishes looks like meat dishes, all the meat is made of whole meal flour or other vegetarian food like tofu, and sometimes their texture and taste are like real meat! Chinese vegetarian chefs are masters of imitation!
The table below contains the Chinese characters for vegetarian dishes, so you can point to them and order, or lokk for them on a Chinese menu. The pinyin will help those who have begun to learn Chinese, and the pronunciation guide willl give novices a chance at making themselves understood.
|Fried Spicy Vegetarian Beef||xiāng là sù niúròu||Sshyang laa soo nyoh-roh||香辣素牛肉|
|Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs||sù chǎo tángcù páigǔ||Soo chaoww tung-tsoo peye-goo||素炒糖醋排骨|
|Vegetarian Ham||sù huǒtuǐ||Soo hwor-tway||素火腿|
|Vegetarian Ants Climb Tree (vermicelli with spicy silk noodles)||sù mǎyǐ shàng shù||Soo maa-ee shung shoo||素蚂蚁上树|
|Vegetarian Drumstick with Western Gravy||xi zhī sù jītuǐ||Sshee jrr soo jee tway||西汁素鸡腿|
|Crispy Roast Duck||cuì pí shāoyā||Tsway pee kaoww-yaa||脆皮烧鸭|
|Luojiang Fried Bean Duck||luōjiāng dòu yā||Lwor-jyang doh yaa||罗江豆鸭|
|Fried Vegetarian Crab Meat||chǎo sù xièfěn||Chaoww soo sshyeah-fnn||炒素蟹粉|
|Seven Color Shitake Mushrooms||qícái xiānggū||Chee tseye sshyang-goo||七彩香菇|
|Fried Pickle Cabbage and Bean Sprouts||xuěcài chǎo dòuyá||Sshwair-tseye chaoww doh-yaa||雪菜炒豆芽|