Delicious and Vegetarian-Friendly Dishes
Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a versatile ingredient that is used in many different types of cuisine around the world. In Vietnam, tofu is often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian-friendly dishes. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the delicious and vegetarian-friendly ways that tofu is used in Vietnamese cuisine.
One popular dish that utilizes tofu is lemongrass chili tofu on vermicelli noodles. This dish is made up of crispy fried tofu, lemongrass, and chili, which is served on a bed of vermicelli noodles and topped with fresh herbs and a tangy dipping sauce. This dish is a great option for vegetarians who are looking for a flavorful and satisfying meal.
Another popular dish is stir-fried lemongrass tofu. This dish is made up of crispy fried tofu and lemongrass, which is stir-fried with a variety of vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. This dish is a great option for vegetarians who are looking for a healthy and flavorful meal.
For something a little bit different, you can try crispy noodle tofu salad. This dish is made up of crispy fried tofu, vermicelli noodles, and a variety of fresh herbs and vegetables. The dish is usually served with a tangy and spicy dressing that gives it a unique and flavorful taste.
Another classic vietnamese dish that is easily adaptable for vegetarians is Pho. Vegetarian Pho is made with vegetable broth, tofu, and mushrooms. It is served with rice noodles and topped with fresh herbs and bean sprouts.
These are just a few examples of the delicious and vegetarian friendly dishes that you can find in Vietnam, and that we are proud to serve in our food truck in Matakana, New Zealand. Our menu is always evolving and we always make sure to have options for those who follow a vegetarian lifestyle. Our tofu is made with the freshest ingredients, and we use traditional cooking methods to make sure that every dish is packed with flavour.
Elevating tofu in Vietnamese cuisine is not only a great way to cater to vegetarians but also a great way to incorporate more plant-based options into your diet. Tofu is a great source of protein and it’s a great way to add variety to your meals.
So next time you visit our food truck, don’t be afraid to try one of our tofu dishes! We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Heya! I’m Tony, Phuong’s youngest brother, the owner and head chef of VietQ Foods. Like my sister, I grew up with a love for Vietnamese food. We were both brought up with eating some of the best Vietnamese dishes mustered up by our parents and extended family. While I’ve always loved the food, it was only when I travelled through Vietnam in my formative years that changed my whole perspective and made me really appreciate the cuisine.
Now, I enjoy spending my time eating, cooking, and writing about everything to do with Vietnamese food.