Menu from a banquet dinner at the Tibetan Buddhism themed vegan restaurant Weigen Vegan Restaurant (维根素食) in Chengdu, Sichuan:
Spicy broad beans
Lettuce leaves with satay dip
Okra in vinegar
Soft tofu with chilli
Stuffed, fried aubergines with pea sauce
Cucumber leaf tips and sweet corn soup
Seasonal greens with ginko beans
Creamy mushroom soup
Almond coated sweet potatoes
Tofu and seaweed “fish”
Wonton in enoki soup
Spicy bamboo tips
I’m no fan of vegetarian food but I was really impressed with the offering at Weigen, which was a vegan restaurant.
The chef was surprisingly inventive with ways to make tofu look like fish and give bamboo shoots the texture of tripe.