Looking for some fun inspiration for your next dinner party? You’ll love these vegetarian Chinese recipes!
I’m a huge fan of the dinner party, and I love an excuse to have some friends over for a themed evening. This week I’m sharing a menu for an all-vegetarian Chinese meal!
I’ll provide the recipes, offer a preparation game plan, and even set you up with a grocery list.
Okay, first things first:
The Vegetarian Chinese Menu
This menu serves four to six. For larger crowds, double the recipes.
To drink: plenty of hot tea and ice-cold lagers!
The Game Plan
In Advance: Cut up the veggies for the chow mein and assemble the potstickers. Ice the beer!
Evening Of: Cook the rice, steam the potstickers, and stir-fry the chow mein, cabbage, eggs, and potatoes.
As Guests Arrive: Boil water for tea, serve drinks, fluff the rice, and place everything on the table.
The Shopping List
- 12 ounces baby bella mushrooms
- 1 inch fresh ginger root
- 2 beefsteak tomatoes
- 2 bunches scallions
- 1 1/4 pounds yukon gold potatoes
- 2 heads garlic
- 1 serrano chile pepper
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 large carrots
- 1 small head green cabbage
- 2 large heads Napa (Chinese) cabbage
- 24 gyoza wrappers
- Large eggs
- 2 (5.6-ounce) packages yakisoba noodles
- Dried Scallions
- Dried Onion Flakes
- White rice
Asian Foods Aisle:
- Sesame oil
- Hoisin sauce
- Sichuan peppercorns
- Soy sauce
- Rice Vinegar
- Dark soy sauce (optional)
- Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- Chinese black vinegar (optional)
Pantry Staples: Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic Powder, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Corn Starch, Balsamic Vinegar (in case you can’t find Chinese black vinegar).
Alright, folks. I think I’ve got you pretty well covered for this vegetarian Chinese dinner party. Now, go forth and cook!