The best part about Chinese takeout is the sides; fried rice, veggie dumplings, spring rolls, tofu and steamed veggies. As a vegan, we often can enjoy all of these delicious side dishes. Check out 10 Chinese sides, from our Food Monster App!

1. Szechuan Tofu With Soba NoodlesSzechuan Tofu With Soba Noodles

These Szechuan Tofu With Soba Noodles make the perfect side dish. The nuttiness of the noodles, and the brightness of the coriander tie this entree together.


2. Simple Veggie Fried RiceSimple Veggie Fried Rice

What’s a Chinese dish without some Simple Veggie Fried Rice? The bottom line- Vegan fried rice (especially homemade) is just as (or even more!) delicious as its non-vegan counterparts.

3. Baked Rice Paper Spring RollsBaked Rice Paper Spring Rolls

These tasty Baked Rice Paper Spring Rolls are easy to make and delicious to eat. The combination of cabbage, carrots, enoki mushrooms and bean sprouts makes a delicious filling that will remind you of Chinese take-out, just healthier.

4. Baked Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Spring RollsBaked Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Spring Rolls

We love spring rolls, but these Baked Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Spring Rolls take this side to a whole new level. Yes, the added ginger has a strong flavor that compliments the Brussels sprouts dull flavor.

5. Szechuan Citrus Green BeansSzechuan Citrus Green Beans

These healthy Szechuan Citrus Green Beans are a great, light side option. They’re crisp and sweet, with just the right amount of bite!


6. ‘Egg’ Rolls With Homemade Duck Sauce‘Egg’ Rolls With Homemade Duck Sauce

These ‘Egg’ Rolls With Homemade Duck Sauce are made using spring roll wrappers and are filled with wood ear mushrooms, baby bok choy, Napa cabbage, carrots, and water chestnuts.

7. BBQ Jackfruit BunsBBQ Jackfruit Buns

These BBQ Jackfruit Buns are a unique way to enjoy Chinese food. Stuffed in soft and fluffy dough and dipped in soy sauce – pure dim sum heaven!

8. ‘Crab’ Rangoons‘Crab’ Rangoons

These vegan ‘Crab’ Rangoons are stuffed with tasty carrots, vegan cream cheese, and a secret blend of ingredients that makes them taste better than the real thing.

9. Crispy Baked Cara Cara Orange TofuCrispy Baked Cara Cara Orange Tofu  

Crispy Baked Cara Cara Orange Tofu can easily replace your typical orange chicken. We all love a weekend splurge, but this orange tofu recipe will make you want to eat in instead of ordering out!


10. Chinese 5-Spice DoughnutsChinese 5-Spice Doughnuts

These Chinese 5-Spice Doughnuts are a subtly sweet, tasty Chinese side dish and snack. You’ll be hard-pressed to stop eating this delicious snack.

If you enjoy Chinese recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more!


Lead image source: Crispy Baked Cara Cara Orange Tofu