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Who's in for Chinese today?! I have a delicious vegan Chinese recipe that is both delicious and heartwarming, a Wonton with Tofu Filling in Broth bowl that we'll be making from scratch.
I'm really happy to share this bowl of goodness with you, I absolutely love Chinese food and this recipe is one of my families favourites things to make.
A few years ago, I spent a couple of months studying and working in China and I was completely smitten by their cuisine and amazed by the important role food plays in Chinese culture.
Chinese people have a special relationship with food, for them food not only nurtures the body, they firmly believe it can cure it from disease as well. For this reason, a lot of thought and effort goes into the meals they create.
I couldn't say which is my favourite dish, their cuisine is so rich and diverse. China is a big country, therefore, there are many climates, different resources are available in different regions, and the culture varies from place to place.
All these differences impact the kind of food you'll find in each region, for example in Northern China the staple food is rice, while in the South, they rely on noodles much more.
Chinese culture and cuisine is centuries old and it has been greatly influenced by its surroundings as well. It shares land borders with 14 different countries, India, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Nepal, Russia, Vietnam, to name a few, all of which have quite different cuisines .
Back in the day, as I travelled through this region I noticed the similarities and I was so delighted to try the different varieties. The only downside was that back then I wasn't aware that, especially in China, lard is used to cook many dishes. I was vegetarian at that time, but still I felt awful once I found out.
After that nugget of information, I now try my best to get a grasp on some words of the country I'm visiting, it's always good to speak and be able to ask some basic stuff, and of course, understand the answer!
Many Chinese dishes are super easy to veganise, a lot of them already are and some just need an easy swap to make them vegan, such is the case of this recipe I'm sharing with you today. The broth is a veggie broth and the wonton filling is made from tofu and mushrooms.
At home we really enjoy making this soup, it is light, filling, heartwarming, and super tasty. Also, we love the fact that we get to make our own wontons, makes the whole process so much more fun and we get to turn the task of cooking into quality family time.
A bowl is enough but you might need to make a big batch since everyone will be coming back for more. Just make sure you keep the wontons on the side until you are ready to serve them otherwise they might get too soggy.
For the wonton
For the broth
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 418||From Fat 107|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||18.3%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9.6%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 59g||19.6%|
|Dietry Fiber 7g||29.7%|
|Vitamin A 3.2µg|
|Vitamin B-12 0.2µg||3.3%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.36mg||17.9%|
|Vitamin C 30.28mg||50.5%|
|Vitamin D 5.54IU||1.4%|
|Vitamin D2 0.14µg|
|Vitamin D3 0µg|
|Vitamin E 0.23mg||0.8%|
|Vitamin K1 66.68µg||83.3%|
|Folic Acid 55.2µg|
|Pantothenic acid 1.91mg||19.1%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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