vegan

  • Bread Dough Vegetables

    Vegan Nikuman (Soy Protein Buns)

    My daughter asked me to make a Vegetarian version of Nikuman (Steamed Pork Buns). I challenged myself to make a Vegan version using Soy Protein. These buns are delicious, and even my meat-loving husband enjoyed them. You can find very reasonably priced Dry Soy Protein products at many Asian grocery stores. Supermarkets sell them, too. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Vegetables

    Vegan Vegetable Rice Bowl

    I have shared my recipe ‘Monk’s Vegan Soup’ that is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is 100% plant-based soup. It is full of flavours as a variety of ingredients are added. This is a ‘Kenchin-jiru’ inspired rice bowl dish. Please use many different Vegetables and Asian Mushrooms, and Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) is essential for …

  • Soba

    Vegan Soba Soup

    On this website, I have shared my recipe ‘Monk’s Vegan Soup’, that is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is 100% plant-based soup that originated several centuries ago from a temple where Buddhist monks prepared the soup. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is still very popular and Soba Noodles are often added to it. I am not Vegan but I …

  • Vegetables

    Vegan Soy Meat Ragù

    To make Ragù, I usually use minced Beef OR minced Beef & Pork. However, from now on, Soy Meat (Soy Protein) could be another choice. This Vegan Ragù was so good. If you add more Vegetables and Mushrooms, it would taste even better. Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 100g Dry Soy Meat (Soy Protein) *Mince type2 …

  • Vegetables

    Vegan Soy Meat & Cabbage Miso Stir-fry

    When you use fillet type Soy Meat (Soy Protein) for stir-fry, you must marinate them. Otherwise, Soy Meat fillets would be bland and dry. This is the dish I usually cook with thinly sliced Pork. I only use a very small amount Oil when I cook this dish with Pork, but I needed to add …

  • Mazegohan

    Vegan Soy Meat Mazegohan

    My family’s favourite Mazegohan is ‘Beef Mazegohan’. Today I replaced Beef with Soy Meat for a Vegan version. I used Fillet type, but Mince type can be used. Dry Soy Meat is made from Soy Beans and Water, and it is basically dried Tofu. Available from most Asian grocery stores, and not expensive at all. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Vegetables

    Vegan Yakiniku Don

    The term of ‘Yakiniku’ commonly refers to the Japanese style BBQ that is often enjoyed at dinner table. The main ingredient is meat. How can it be Vegan? Well, the Yakiniku Sauce is animal-product-free and it is so versatile. It’s a great sauce for the stir-fry. Today I used fillet type Dry Soy Meat, which …

  • Tofu & Soy Protein

    Vegan Mabo Dōfu

    Dry Soy Meat products are available from many Asian Grocery stores and they are quite cheap. The mince type Dry Soy Meat is a good substitute of minced meat, and you can find more recipes on this website. This is another recipe to use it. Asian mushrooms such as Shiitake can be a good addition …

  • Potato Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Vegan Cottage Pie

    Since my discovery of Dry Soy Meat (Mince Type) at a local Asian grocery store, I have been cooking mince dishes replacing the mince with Soy Meat. The texture of Soy Meat is very similar to meat mince, and this Cottage Pie seems to be quite satisfying even for meat lovers. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Beans & Peas Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Vegan Chilli Con Carne

    When I was planning a vegan Christmas lunch last year, I bought Dry Soy Meat at a local Asian grocery store. On the other day, I finally used it to make ‘Vegan Soy Meat Soboro Don’ and it was delicious. Today I tried another minced meat dish. It’s ‘Chilli Con Carne’. I knew it would …

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