Do you ever meet a friend for Pho only to find out that they don’t have any veggie broth options? Want summer rolls, but you are only able to find ones with shrimp? Attempt to order a veganized version of a dish, but find out all the sauces contain fish sauce? While there are some vegan Vietnamese food options, it can still be difficult to find them when going out to eat. Lucky for you, there are a multitude of vegan Vietnamese recipes on the internet. After a few minutes of searching, you can make your own fusion or traditional Vietnamese dishes without any animal products!
Need some help? Check out these 10 vegan Vietnamese recipes from our Food Monster App!
1. Magical Summer Rolls
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Beautiful, colorful, and absolutely magical-looking, these Magical Summer Rolls by Natalie Yonan are the perfect light lunch for warm weather days. These summer rolls are lined with polka beets and golden beets, so not only do they taste delicious, they’re also a feast for the eyes. Creamy, homemade almond butter sauce pairs perfectly with their crisp texture and fresh flavor
2. Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich
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Banh mi sandwiches are some of the best Vietnamese street food you can eat and these bad boys are no exception. The baked tofu is perfectly textured and the marinade is outstanding. When you throw that on a bun and add some homemade slaw, you got yourself some tasty sandwiches. You have to try this Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich by Molly Patrick!
3. Summery Tofu Salad With Fresh Herbs, and Sesame Dressing
When temperatures insist on dipping below zero for months on end, winter begins to lose its charm. Cooking up lots of warm, heavy meals is often the only defense. However, sometimes you can’t help buy fantasize about the bright, fresh, tangy flavors of summer. For those kinds of days, try this colorful Summery Tofu Salad With Fresh Herbs, and Sesame Dressing by Sara B. Allen. It’s a great way to trick yourself into believing summer isn’t actually so far away.
4. Vietnamese Creamy Purple Yam Soup
This Vietnamese Creamy Purple Yam Soup by Valerie Ha will wow your guests with its delicious flavor and vibrant presentation. Made by blending frozen purple yams with vegetable broth, water, and mushroom seasoning, this soup is fragrant, rich, and creamy. Top it with some vegan ground meat for a hearty garnish that will fill you up and add a nice aesthetic to the dish.
5. Vietnamese Sweet Potato Rice Noodles With Kale
These Vietnamese Sweet Potato Rice Noodles With Kale by Juli Novotny are surprisingly simple to make and will become a go-to meal in your weekly lineup. The sweet potato noodles are coated in a cream, well-spiced almond butter sauce and finished with some lemon-infused kale.
6. Bahn Xeo: Vietnamese Pancakes
Source: Bahn Xeo: Vietnamese Pancakes
These Bahn Xeo: Vietnamese Pancakes by Aisling Tuck are just like savory crêpes except they are thicker and more delicious. The turmeric gives them a lovely color and ties the delicate mixture of flavors together seamlessly. The additional crunch from the fresh vegetables makes these pancakes irresistible.
7. Banh Cuon Chay: Vietnamese Steamed Rolled Cakes With a Mushroom Filling
Bánh cuốn chay are steamed, rolled rice cakes originating from Vietnam. This recipe for Banh Cuon Chay: Vietnamese Steamed Rolled Cakes With a Mushroom Filling by Lan Pham Wilson guides you through all the steps, from making your own rice crepes, to making the mushroom filling, and the garlicky soy sauce. The rice cakes are delightfully light and the filling is deliciously savory. Drizzle these rice cakes with the homemade sauce and serve them as an appetizer with an extra bowl of sauce for dipping
8. Lemongrass Pho
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This exceptionally refreshing Lemongrass Pho by Rae is a light, elegant meal that works great if you have to serve a crowd. The lemongrass and ginger work perfectly to add an amazing flavor to this pho and this savory broth is then poured over hearty rice noodles – it’s totally slurp-worthy.
9. Bun Cha: Vietnamese Crispy Tofu With Noodles
Bun cha is a Vietnamese dish whose traditional recipe includes grilled pork served over rice noodles. In this meat-free version, tofu is marinated in a blend of Asian sauces and then pan-fried until crispy. It’s served over a bed of brown rice noodles with fresh vegetables, herbs, and tangy dressing. The crispy tofu is sticky, sweet, and spicy, while the salad is fresh and bold. The combination of flavors will have your taste buds dancing! You have to try this Bun Cha: Vietnamese Crispy Tofu With Noodles by Jess Hoffman!
10. Bahn Mi Portobello Burgers
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Vietnamese food is spicy and sour and sweet. A Banh Mi without the meat and the mayo was essentially a pickled veg sandwich which is no fun. These Banh Mi Portobello Burgers by Sasha Gill taste similar to the real thing with all plant-based ingredients!
If you liked these recipes, take a look at 15 Light Crunchy Veggie Spring Roll Recipes!, 7 Dairy Free and Meatless Versions of Your Fave Vietnamese Dishes, 10 Reinvented Veggie-Based Banh Mi Recipes, and 8 Summer Rolls for a Light, Refreshing Meal!
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