20 Delicious Vegan Vietnamese Recipes

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These vegan Vietnamese recipes are an artistic explosion of herbs, chilies, fresh citrus, and umami-rich protein! Enjoy our favorite picks.

Do you love recipes like summer rolls, pho soup, noodles, green papaya salad, and curry? Then keep on reading.

The balance of sweet, savory, bitter, and smooth is showcased in every one of these vegan Vietnamese recipes! 

Whether you enjoy the dishes from the north or south best, Vietnamese cuisine is diverse and plentiful. Enjoy these selected recipes and invite the exotic flavors into your home! 

Check out our Asian, Mexican, and Italian vegan recipes next.

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Delicious Vegan Vietnamese Recipes

Fresh Vegan Tofu Summer Rolls
A warm day calls for a fresh, healthy meal! These vegan tofu summer rolls are packed with veggies and dipped in a delicious sauce.
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Pho Soup
Perhaps the most iconic Vietnamese dish, this pho soup is king among the menu. Umami-rich and hearty, the vegan broth is packed with mushrooms, noodles, herbs, and spice. Slurp through a gigantic bowl, and don't forget the fresh garnishes!
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Vegan Pho Soup
Tofu Banh Mi
A banh mi sandwich is a gorgeous representation of French influence on Vietnamese cuisine. A crusty baguette is filled with pickled vegetables, sesame-marinated tofu, and a creamy sauce. Garnished with fresh cilantro and jalapeno for an added kick!
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Lemongrass Chicken Bowl
Searching for a dish you will dream about for years to come? This lemongrass mock chicken bowl is a home run! Meaty soy curls are enhanced with aromatic ginger and a creamy peanut sauce. Served over hot rice; it's oh-so-comforting!
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Vegan Lemongrass Chicken
Banh Xeo
Fill your dinner table with plates of crispy, savory Vietnamese crepes. Gluten-free and easy to make, these crispy, thin pancakes are stuffed with sauteed mushrooms, mung bean sprouts, tofu, and carrots – so versatile!
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Vegan Banh Xeo
Pate Chaud Vegan Meat Pastries
A popular hand snack, these Vietnamese pastries are a great grab-and-go snack or meal. The buttery and flaky pastry dough is stuffed with a hearty, meaty filling. Made from minced tofu, vegan pate, and aromatic herbs and spices, this decadent hand pie will make you smile!
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Green Mango Salad
You can't go wrong with a delicious side of green mango salad. Known as goi xoai, this crispy, sweet, savory salad combines unripe mango, julienned carrots, and cucumber. Dressed with a vegan fish sauce, it has all the familiar flavors of the traditional recipe!
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Vegan Green Mango Salad
Vegan Vietnamese Broken Rice
This popular vegan dish successfully combines a large variety of flavors: sweet, sour, salty, umami, and spicy. Broken Rice, or Cơm Tấm, features marinated vegan “pork” made from glass noodles and mushrooms, aromatic scallion oil, and a tangy dipping sauce.
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Vietnamese Curry
A delicious fusion inspired by Southeast Asian and Indian flavors, this Vietnamese curry is a popular dish to enjoy all year round. The rich coconut curry is enhanced with the beloved vegan fish sauce, giving it a salty, tangy depth – so delicious!
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Vietnamese Curry
Papaya Salad
Another side dish to keep on rotation is this straightforward papaya salad. A combination of chopped tomato, cabbage, peanuts, and shredded papaya with a tangy, savory sauce, this salad is a weeknight must-try!
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Thai Papaya Salad with a zingy spicy sweet sauce
Vermicelli Noodle Salad With Tofu
This vermicelli salad resembles the traditional recipe, which is so fresh and bursting with aromatic herbs and satisfying soft noodles. It's fresh and filling with all the familiar flavors and a hearty portion of grilled tofu!
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Vermicelli Noodle Salad
Vietnamese Banh Flan
Many countries have their version of flan, but Vietnamese is uniquely its own. With a thick chilled custard made from coconut milk and agar agar, this banh flan gets its iconic sweet and minerally caramel topping from coconut sugar and maple – so delicious!
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Vietnamese Banh Flan
Vermicelli Bundles With Soy Curls
Enjoy noodles in a whole new way! Rolled parcels of rice noodles are flavored with green onion oil and meaty soy curls. It is a hearty dish that's perfect for potlucks and family gatherings.
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Vermicelli Bundles With Soy Curls
Instant Pot Congee
A heartwarming bowl of congee is the most satisfying meal when hunger strikes. Enjoy the comforts of this simple instant-pot meal flavored with umami-rich ginger, mushroom, and garlic – easily customizable!
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Instant Pot Congee
Vietnamese Tofu
Bask your rice in this thick tomato, lemongrass, and chili tofu. A symphony of Vietnamese flavors erupts in this easy yet complex-tasting meal. Make a large batch and enjoy it throughout the week – meal-prep friendly!
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Stir-Fried Soy Sauce Noodles
Aromatic sesame noodles dotted with mushrooms and bean sprouts are a must-try! Invite all the familiar sounds, flavors, and textures of Vietnam into your kitchen with the iconic clinking of the hot wok and frying of chilies and chives.
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Mi Xao Xi Dau Stir-Fried Soy Sauce Noodles
Caramelized Lentil Bowl
Swap ground pork for heart-healthy lentils in this copycat Vietnamese recipe. Meaty caramelized lentils are enhanced with soy sauce, coconut sugar, and chilies then served over noodles, and drizzled with mouthwatering dressing – so good!
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Caramelized Pork Lentils
Vegan Egg Rolls
These crispy Southern-Vietnamese-inspired egg rolls are a family favorite! Delicately wrapped in flaky dough and stuffed with vegetables and glass noodles, each egg roll is gold delicious and even better when dipped into the special sauce!
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Vegan Egg Rolls
Bi Chay
A fun copycat recipe of a traditional meat-heavy bi-chay dish. This vegetable-forward meal will win the hearts of everyone. Made with tofu, jicama, carrots, sweet potatoes, and bean thread, each bite is packed full of nutrients.
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Bi Chay
Coconut Milk Iced Coffee
Start your day with a buzz with this ultra-rich Vietnamese iced coffee. A chocolaty brew of dark coffee settles over ice and is swirled with dairy-free condensed milk. It's heavily caffeinated, sweet, and creamy – so delicious!
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Coconut Milk Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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20 Delicious Vegan Vietnamese Recipes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Make these delicious vegan Vietnamese recipes from salads to rolls, curry, soup, sandwiches, iced coffee, and more! Protein-rich, flavorful, and fresh.
Serves 3

Ingredients

Tofu in Tomato Sauce

  • 14 oz firm tofu, pressed and cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Green onions chopped (for garnish)
  • Fresh cilantro chopped (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the tofu cubes and fry until all sides are golden brown. Remove tofu from the pan and set aside.
  • Using the same pan, sauté minced garlic in another tablespoon of oil. Once the garlic is fragrant, add the chopped tomatoes to the pan.
  • Cook until the tomatoes start to break down and form a sauce. Stir in soy sauce, sugar, and salt. Adjust to taste and mix well to combine.
  • Put the fried tofu back into the pan with the tomato sauce. Gently stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes to allow the tofu to absorb the flavors.
  • Serve warm with green onions and cilantro as a topping. Enjoy with steamed rice!

Notes

  • This recipe is called “Đậu Phụ Sốt Cà Chua” in Vietnamese and is quick and easy to prepare.
  • If you're serving a larger group or want leftovers, you can easily double the recipe.
  • Find lots of other tasty vegan Vietnamese recipes in the article above!
Course: Asian
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Nutrition Facts
20 Delicious Vegan Vietnamese Recipes
Amount per Serving
Calories
118
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Sodium
 
299
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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