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by Thao Le

The Saigonese have always enjoyed braised beef as a delectable main dish for breakfast. Regardless of whether it is from the past or the present, it is well-liked throughout the country. Additionally, with the inclusion of Vegan Poached Beef, this has become one of many vegetarians' favorite dishes.

When it comes to nutrition and taste, how can Vegan Poached Beef meals compete with meat-based one? There is a distinct fragrance and natural sweetness to vegetables that have been cooked in a braised beef broth?

Accordingly, today and Food Blogger Duong Yen Nhi (Accnhi) will show you how to make delicious Vegan Poached Beef that is also low in calories, making it perfect for both vegetarians and vegans.

Total Time
35 mins

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Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 1
    Carrot (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1
    Potato (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1
    Onion (cut into wedges)
  • 3
    stalks of Lemongrass (smashed)
  • 10
    cubes of Fried Tofu
  • 10
    pieces of Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 1
    teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1
    teaspoon Five-spice Powder
  • 1
    teaspoon Sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon Vegan Seasoning Powder
  • 3
    tablespoons Chili Sauce
  • 4
    tablespoons Filtered Water (or 4 tablespoons Vegetarian Dipping Sauce)


  • Preparation Time
    15 mins
  • Cooking Time
    20 mins
  • Total Time
    35 mins

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  2. Onion: Cut the onion into wedges, reserving a few thin slices to toss with the finely chopped sawtooth coriander before cooking.
  3. Dried Shiitake Mushrooms: You will need to rehydrate them in water and remove the tough stems. Depending on the size of the dried shiitake mushrooms, they typically need to be soaked in the warm water for at least 15-20 minutes.
  4. Once the dried mushrooms are rehydrated, they will turn tender and spongy and ready to be used.
  6. Step 1: Make the Poached Sauce
  7. Poached Sauce: Whisk together the curry powder, five-spice powder, sugar, and vegan seasoning powder in a small bowl. Then add the 3 teaspoons of chili sauce and 4 tablespoons of filtered water, and stir constantly until the sauce is completely melted.
  8. Marinated Veggies: Prepare a bowl of carrots, potatoes, tofu, and shiitake mushrooms. Combine the prepared sauce with the veggies and marinate for a few minutes to allow the flavors to permeate the vegetables.
  9. Step 2: Cooking
  10. In a large pot, heat a little vegetable oil, and add three crushed lemongrass stalks. Add all the veggies and stir until the sauce is gradually absorbed by the vegetables. Then, add 500ml coconut water and 300ml filtered water to the mixture.
  11. Cook for 10-15 minutes, then taste again, adjusting the salty and sweet flavors to your liking. Finally, finish the dish by adding the chopped onion.
  12. Step 3: Finish and Enjoy
  13. Sprinkle with sawtooth coriander that has been finely chopped. This meal is delicious served with noodles, vermicelli, or bread. Pair this flavorful meal with basil, sawtooth coriander, or bean sprouts for a rich green dish.
  14. Remember to set aside a small dish of salt and pepper lemon slices for dipping!


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With the delectable Vegan Poached Beef recipe presented by and Food Blogger Duong Yen Nhi (Accnhi), you may enrich and diversify your family's vegetarian meals while still enjoying a delectable and healthy dish. Without a doubt, the rich, naturally sweet flavor derived from vegetable ingredients and irresistibly appealing fragrance will attract everyone who tries to enjoy it.

If you want a thicker vegetarian soup, you may add a teaspoon of tapioca starch or cornstarch. Increase the quantity of vegetarian sauce if you prepare more veggies.

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