If you regularly cook Chinese vegan dishes at home, then your kitchen pantry is likely filled with Lee Kum Kee jars and bottles. Did you know the brand’s soy sauces are made using traditional sun fermentation? Some of the world’s leading home cooks, food bloggers, and vegan chefs swear by the products. The Hong Kong-headquartered company, whose Guangdong production site recently received LEED Platinum certification, is beloved by everyone from the New York Times Cooking’s Elaine Louie to Serious Eats’ J. Kenji Lopez-Alt to Instagram-famous Woon Heng. From soy sauces to vinegar, the brand’s condi collection has been a lifesaver for those exploring plant-based cooking. To get you inspired, we’ve rounded up a list of our favourite 100% vegan recipes by the best cooking sites and food blogs across the world that have been zhuzhed up by Lee Kum Kee sauces. Happy Cooking!
1. Vegan Mapo Tofu by Funky Asian Kitchen
Mapo tofu is a hearty dish that is bound to warm you up as the weather starts cooling down. We love Funky Asian Kitchen’s take on the spicy homey dish, which uses Lee Kum Kee’s Vegetarian Stir-Fry Sauce. It’s just perfect on a chilly day over steamed jasmine rice.
Get the recipe: Vegan Mapo Tofu
2. Crispy Air Fryer Herbed Tofu by Sweet Simple Vegan
In the mood for something a little more fun? Try this recipe from Sweet Simple Vegan, which uses Lee Kum Kee’s Soy Sauce to coat and marinate the tofu cubes before they get air-fried to golden perfection.
Get the recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Herbed Tofu
3. Vegan Dan Dan Noodles by Serious Eats
Are you team rice or team noodles? If you’re the latter, then this one is for you. The noodle-loving members at Green Queen Media have been raving about this recipe by Serious Eats, which uses Chiu Chow Chilli Oil from Lee Kum Kee to give its spicy kick.
Get the recipe: Vegan Dan Dan Noodles
4. Vegan Braised Chinese Mushrooms by NYT Cooking
For team rice members, why not make a plant-based braised mushroom dish, loaded with delicious pak choi and flavoured with Lee Kum Kee’s Vegetarian Stir-Fry Sauce? It pairs super well with freshly steamed rice. Try this one from NYT Cooking.
Get the recipe: Vegan Braised Chinese Mushrooms with Baby Bok Choy
5. Plant-Based Mapo Tofu Buns by Chez Jorge
Okay, well what about team baos! If noodles and rice are not your thing, check out Chez Jorge’s ridiculously awesome vegan mapo tofu buns that use Lee Kum Kee’s Black Bean Garlic Sauce and doubanjiang (Spicy Bean Sauce) for ultimate flavour.
Get the recipe: Vegan Mapo Tofu Buns
6. Vegan Mushroom Sloppy Joe’s by Bon Appetit
This is the Asian-American fusion dish we’ve been waiting for. Using Lee Kum Kee’s famous Vegetarian Mushroom Flavored Stir-Fry Sauce, this Bon Appetit Mushroom Sloppy recipe could turn anyone into a fungi fan.
Get the recipe: Vegan Mushroom Sloppy Joe
7. Cantonese Soy Sauce Fried Noodles by Woon Heng
Time for a classic: Cantonese home-style fried noodles flavoured with Lee Kum Kee’s Premium Dark Soy Sauce and Vegetarian Stir-Fry Sauce. Check out Woon Heng’s take on our favourite accidentally vegan chow mein dish.
Get the recipe: Cantonese Soy Sauce Fried Noodles
8. Vegan Spring Onion Pancakes by The Guardian
Another iconic Cantonese favourite is spring onion or scallion pancakes. This recipe by Meera Sodha on The Guardian takes your regular scallion pancakes up a notch with a delicious sesame sauce that uses one secret ingredient: Lee Kum Kee’s Chiu Chow Chilli Oil.
Get the recipe: Spring Onion Pancakes with Sesame Sauce
9. Plant-Based Pulled Hoisin Mushroom Baos by Good Housekeeping
This Good Housekeeping recipe veganises a total classic in Chinese cuisine, hoisin duck, swapping the animal for pulled mushrooms with a homemade hoisin sauce that incorporates Lee Kum Kee’s Black Bean Garlic Sauce for that umami flavour.
Get the recipe: Vegan Pulled Hoisin Mushroom Bao Buns
10. Stir-Fried King Oyster Mushrooms by Hannah Che
Finally, we’re big fans of a good ol’ stir-fry. So here’s one from Hannah Che, who whipped up a delicious vegan king oyster mushroom dish flavoured with Lee Kum Kee’s Vegetarian Mushroom Flavored Stir-Fry Sauce.
Get the recipe: Stir-Fried King Oyster Mushrooms
Lead image courtesy of Good Housekeeping.
This is a Green Queen Media partner post.