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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Baked flat and crispy bread with sesame top. Make sure: choose vegan stuffing such as red beans, black sesame or tofu

Shao Bing 燒餅

Deep fried long bread stick

You Tiao 油條

Steamed bun without filling. Make sure: milk is not added

Mantou 饅頭

Chinese cabbage steamed bun filled with fried cabbage. Make sure: no oyster sauce is added

Baozi 高麗菜包

Fried or baked savory pancake made with flour and chopped scallions

Green Onion Pancake 蔥抓餅

Steamed dumpling filled with tofu, rice noodle, and vegetables such as cabbage, pepper and scallions

Steamed Vegetable dumplings 花素蒸餃

Fried or steamed fermented tofu

Stinky Tofu 臭豆腐

Fried king oyster mushroom seasoned with pepper and salt

Fried Oyster Mushroom 炸杏鮑菇

Bean starch cold jelly noodles, seasoned with soy sauce, vinegar, sesame paste, garlic, and chili oil

Liang Fen 涼粉

White rice porridge. Make sure: no meat/fish pieces are added

Plain congee 稀飯

Cucumber seasoned with soy sauce, vinegar and garlic, usually served as an appetizer

Chinese Pickled Cucumber 涼拌小黃瓜

Local fried vegetables with soy sauce, chili and garlic. Make sure: no fish sauce is added

Sautéed Vegetables

Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

Fried rice/noodles with vegetables, tofu, eggs and fish sauce. To veganize: ask for no egg/ meat or fish sauce

Vegetable Fried Rice/Noodles 炒飯/麵

Cold noodle served with shredded chicken, cucumber, carrot, sesame, and soy sauce. To veganize: ask for no meat

Cold Noodle 涼麵

Sticky rice ball/ roll filled with pork or egg. To veganize: ask for only vegetable filling with no meat or eggs

Rice Ball 飯糰)

“Taiwanese burrito” roll filled with pork, veggies, bean curd and peanut powder. To veganize: ask to make without meat

Run Bing 潤餅

Simmering pot of soup with veggies, meat and seafood. To veganize: ask for vegetable broth and for no meat or seafood

Hot Pot

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Fried bun filled with shreddedwhite radish. Usually contains pork

Fried Radish Bun 蘿蔔絲餅

Taro root and rice flour cake, usually contains pork

Taro Patties 芋頭糕

Usually seasoned with dried shrimp

Sautéed Chinese Cabbage 白菜滷

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