This section is a listings directory by cuisine type of recipes for vegans which will introduce you to new and exciting cuisines to spice up your meal times.
Asian Vegan Recipes >
See below our index of Asian recipes that are suitable for vegans, and more information on Asian food below:
Background on Asian Food
Asian cuisine is the most widely consumed in the world and not just because the continent is the most populated on Earth. Asian recipes have found their way in to the hearts of many people across the breadth of the globe.
There are many famous cuisines in Asia, including Indian, Thai, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Japanese and Indonesian, some of which are so popular that they deserve there own sections. Asian recipes can be broadly split into 4 distinctive regions. These are Central and Middle Eastern which includes Lebanese and other Arabic-style dishes; South Asian, which includes Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan; Southeast Asian, which includes Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian and Malaysian; and East Asian, which includes Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Asia is the native home to many of the spices now found in cuisines and recipes across the world so it's no surprise to find that many Asian recipes make use of lots of these. Several of the regions make liberal use of chillies but others are much more delicate in flavour. Rice is the most common food starch but leavened breads are widely consumed too. Some of the countries have predominant religions that advocate vegetarianism, such as Jainism, Hinduism and branches of Buddhism. This means there are plenty of Asian vegan recipes available.
"Asian cuisine" is a term sometimes used to denote menus that do not follow one specific country's cuisine, but rather offer dishes from several cuisine types such as Indian/Pakistani, or alternatively bring together different culinary aspects in an 'Asian Fusion' of cuisines. Some Asian restaurants might also offer some dishes that are generic or representative of several cuisines, such as fried rice, spring rolls, fried noodles, satay, curry, and hot & sour soup. We hope to bring you more vegan Asian recipes soon.
Vegan Recipe Listings
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