Vegetarian 'Piao Xiang'

Sometimes it's good to go vegan for a day or two. No meat for one or two days, I think it isn't a big problem. But still a lot of people couldn't go without meat not even a second...he he ! I mean meat is good but sometimes we just need a little cleansing in our body to help in the process of detoxification. So, I'm going to make a vegetarian dish in my today's menu. I think this dish is likely to serve in most vegetarian restaurant or non vegetarian restaurant which they used real meat for the dish. Most vegetarian food was mainly made of flour or soya bean. So, my today's menu is 'Piao Xiang' which is a fried yam/taro ring with filling (sweet & sour vegetarian chicken).

Ingredients :

one large yam ring

- deep fry untill brown in colour.

This is the vegetarian chicken meat that mentioned about earlier. It was made of soya bean! Unbelieveable texture...exactly like chicken breast!

Ingredients for filling :

300gm vegetarian chicken meat
one green pepper, cut in chunk
one tomato, cut small
two slices of pineapple, cut small
one red chili, cut small
2/3 cup tomato sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup water

*thickening : 1/4 cup water + 2 tspn tapioca flour (combined)

Method :

- fry the vegetarian meat with my prawn fritter batter.
- leave aside.
- preheat wok or pan with 2 tbsp cooking oil.
- stir in pineapples, tomatoes, chili and green pepper; cook for 30 seconds under medium heat.
- add in tomato sauce, sugar and water; leave to cook untill boil.
- then add in the thickening and stir untill well mix under low heat.
- stir in the vegetarian chicken fritter untill the gravy became a little sticky.
- off the heat and serve.

And this is the ready made yam/taro ring which I bought from the vegetarian shop. I've already fried it. For those who is unable to find this, then you've to make your own yam ring. You can check out The Waitakere Redneck's Kitchen Blog for the making of yam ring.'s my vegetarian yam ring pot! I've decorated with some fried vermicelli at the bottom. My son is a very picky eater. So, as long as he likes it! I think this is a good recipe..ha ha!


  1. That's a really nice presentation. I think your son would love that.

  2. Cool...would love to get some vegetarian fish to try.

    Angie's Recipes

  3. Divine : Yes, he did and my daughter loves it even more...ha ha!

    Angie : You know, I like to shop at the vegetarian shop. You'll always find something interesting to cook for. I've once cook the vegetarian 'rendang mutton'. It tasted exactly like the real mutton. So, yummy! And there are vegetarian prawns, beef, kidney, fish, roast duck, char siew, drumstick....etc..oh boy, you name it! ha ha...

  4. I'll go vegetarian anytime. With all the flavors you put in there, I am sure it is so delicious. Pineapple, tomatoes, green pepper, sugar, tomato sauce, plus the velvety touch of the tapioca, the vegetarian chicken will be very happy. And the yam/taro ring, it's the first time I've seen that. It is so cool, and serves like a bed to rest your happy fritters of vegetarian chicken blanketed with tomato-pineapple-green pepper flavored sauce. Take a bite of that and scoop a spoonful of the crispy fried noodles and it's divine.

  5. This is gorgeous to look at and I'll bet it tastes just as good as it looks.

  6. Haha. I've been veggie my whole life. I don't know if I've ever been vegan for a few days, but I'm sure I've probably gone days with nothing but hummus sandwiches and cooked seasoned vegetables. Fake meat is the best!!!! I don't know where you live, but in America, they have every product of fake meat under the sun (chicken nuggets, sausage, chicken breasts/strips, meatballs, meatloaf, beef crumbles, hot dogs and on and on...)
    Never done anything with yam though

  7. What a nice presentation! Very pretty and looks tasty. We go vegetarian quite often and often unintentional. I like using portabello mushrooms for a meat subsitute. I think your preparation is worth a try.

  8. Rebecca : Thank you!

    Mary : Thanks!

    E.blue27 : Yes, we have fake meat here as well. And I like shopping at the vegetarian outlet. Sometimes, we can find something interesting there to cook for...ha ha!I started looking nice ingredients for them. I prefer my kids to take more of these than the real meat. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

    Lyndsey : Hope you enjoy this recipe!

    Cheers & have a nice day everyone!


  9. I wish I could get mock chicken as authentic as this in my local grocery but I am only satisfied with tofu, the other alternatives are quite bad-tasting :( I would love to make this dish with tofu though, your recipe sounds delicious!


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