We asked over 30 vegan Facebook Groups who your “favourite Asian vegan blogs/YouTuber” was. We had almost 1,000 votes (thank you if you voted). Although we’ve ranked them by numbers we feel that everyone on the list is a winner. We hope you will see some familiar names but also find some new names and enjoy watching/learning some new and delicious recipes.
1. Cheap Lazy Vegan (170 votes)
Rose Lee was born in South Korea but moved to Canada when she was eight. She first posted to her YouTube channel in May 2015, when she was living in London, UK. “I had the intention of just sharing my own thoughts & beliefs about Veganism” says Lee. The rest, as they say, is history.
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2. Peaceful Cuisine (100 votes)
Ryoya Takashima was born in 1983 and used be a vegan chef. Almost all the dishes Ryoya makes on his channel are vegan, and Ryoya is a vegan himself. On his website, Ryoya states his belief in bringing peace to the world through a vegan lifestyle. His website states, “Eat foods that are good for all people, all creatures and the environment. World peace through the food choices we make.” And don’t forget those wonderful AMSR sounds!
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3. Chez Jorge (71 votes)
George Lee from Taipei, Taiwan and currently a freshman undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. As an avid home-cook, food photographer, and restaurant reviewer he’s “in love with all things food and constantly on the lookout for new flavors”. With simple instructions, humorous videos and great photography George is one to watch for the future.
Favourite video: Three Cup tofu, Taiwanese style
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4. Vegan Richa (68 votes)
Richa Hingle-Garg is the award winning recipe developer, blogger, and photographer behind VeganRicha.com. She frequently pulls on her Indian heritage for recipe inspiration, both veganizing traditional dishes and infusing traditional flavors into her other recipes.
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5. The Viet Vegan (42 votes)
Canadian born and Toronto-based vegan blogger Lisa Le, this blog is home to many simple vegan recipes with a Vietnamese twist, along with honest and humorous musings about life in general. She says “I’m a sucker for plants, noodles, and food in bowls!”
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6. Pick Up Limes (41 votes)
Sadia Badiei is a Canadian who gained a BSc in Dietetics. She’s currently living in the Netherlands. She shares delicious vegan recipes along with health and lifestyle tips. We love the meal prep!
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7. The Korean Vegan (39 votes)
Joanne is Korean American woman, born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She veganizes Korean dishes and her food photography is dark, mysterious and beautiful.
She also has a dedicated section of gluten-free recipes for those who avoid gluten.
Favourite video: SPICY AND CRUNCHY GARLIC TOFU
|Social Media||The Korean Vegan|
8. Woon Heng (39 votes)
Woon Heng Chia grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and you can certainly see this influence in her cooking. The Dallas-based food blogger is on a mission. Heng shares recipes to help you take your life from meat-eater to plant-eater “one dish at a time”.
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9. Wil Yeung (35 votes)
Lay Ho Ma! When it comes to delicious vegan food, Hong Kong-born Canadian Wil Yeung knows how to cook up a storm and create some of the best meals possible. He’s also a keen musician and runs his own music school in his hometown of Ontario. (We wrote a blog this year on the difference between Wil Yeung and Will Young)
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10. Mary’s Test Kitchen
Mary Lin describes herself as a “vegan recipe developer, YouTuber, and cat person”. She’s Chinese Canadian, born & raised in Vancouver, BC (currently in Calgary, Alberta) her mission is to veganize all her favourite comfort foods from Canadian, Cantonese and other Asian cuisines! Her blog asks the question “What should I veganize next?”
We love the glazed donuts and can’t wait to try them.
Favourite video: We love this easy vegan meals for one
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11. Loud Noodle
aka Liz Miu has been blogging since 2018. She blogs about food, self care and travel. She’s based in Sydney, Australia and her mantra is simple… GOOD. VEGAN. FOOD. She’s also running mylkandbun which creates “Cinnamon buns supporting women facing homelessness and domestic violence“
Favourite video: the EPIC vegan hot pot
|Social Media||Loud Noodle|
Remy Morimoto Park is an NYC vegan. When she’s not in the kitchen she’s also a certified yoga and meditation teacher, mindfulness coach and holistic nutritionist. She aim is to “create vegan and gluten free recipes with a focus on whole food plant based ingredients and the healing power of plants”. The majority of her recipes are refined sugar free and made without added oils.
Favourite video: Vegan pizza for breakfast!!!
13. Mommy Tang
Tang has been called the Vegan “mukbang” Queen of YouTube. She’s Mommy to daughters named Kayla, Amber and Payton and a son named Jayden. She shares her vegan, Korean-style recipes and food with her followers, with an emphasis on family-friendly dishes. If you’re looking for a YouTuber who’s light, witty, and entertaining, Mommy Tang is your go-to.
Favourite video: Black Bean Noodles
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14. East Meets Kitchen
Christina Ng a culinary – trained food writer, recipe developer and YouTube host. She grew up watching Julia Child cooking shows every Saturday morning–time she should have spent preparing for her piano lessons. Her insta is a mix of travel, food and beautiful photography.
Favourite video: Korean Spicy Ramen
|Social Media||East Meets Kitchen|
15. Okonomi Kitchen
Lisa Kitahara is Okonomi Kitchen. She hails from Toronto and graduated from The University of Western Ontario with a BA Honours Kinesiology degree. Okonomi (お好み) is a Japanese word that literally translates to “how you like” or “what you like”. If you are looking for Japanese and ethnic food this is the blog for you.
Favourite video: Easy High Protein Meal prep ideas
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16. The Foodie takes Flight
Jeeca as she likes to be called grew up in a Filipino-Chinese household in the Philippines. She says “my creations are inspired by the food and culture I grew up with, as well as my travel“.
Favourite video: Crispy Eggplant Katsu
|Social Media||The Foodie takes Flight|
17. Hot for food
Lauren Toyota is Hot for food. HFF launched as a blog in February 2014 and earned over 10,000 visitors within the first week. She has a knack for creating vegan versions of comfort foods like mac and cheese, burgers, caesar salad, and even cheesecake. This is helping to catapult the vegan lifestyle into the mainstream and proving that plant based diets are far from boring.
Favourite video: The perfect mac and cheese
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18. Astig Vegan
aka RG Enriquez. She’s a cook and a purveyor of both traditionally vegan and veganized Filipino recipes. She says “Filipino food can be vegan, healthy, & delicious without losing its soul“
|Social Media||Astig Vegan|
19. Raw Chef Yin
Yin is Malaysia’s raw vegan celebrity chef with five books, a cooking show and countless demos and workshops under her belt. She trained at the world’s leading raw & plant-based culinary academy and now dedicates her time to helping others make beautiful, delicious raw vegan cuisine.
Favourite video: Mango Gelato
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20. Tokyo Veg Life
Favourite video: Wow salads!
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21. Thriving on Plants
Cherie Tu is based in Sydney Australia and a passionate advocate for a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle. She says that “since going vegan, it has motivated me more than ever to challenge my creativity in order to show how simple and delicious vegan cooking can be“.
Favourite video: Pancakes, Vegan Pancakes!
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22. Radhi Devlukia
Favourite video: Maple Pecan Granola
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23. Chef Dave Vegan Journey
Dave hails from Segamat, Johor and graduated from the United Kingdom in Hospitality Management Bachelor and MBA. In 2020, he decided to become a full-time vegan stand in solidarity with animals. He does his own video production all by himself and just edits it using his phone with subtitles in three languages (Malay, English and Mandarin)
Favourite video: Roti Canai
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24. More than veggies
Joy Yuan is a Singapore-based creative, food and travel blogger. A professionally trained visual designer and self-taught photographer, she has been creating plant-based recipes for the past decade. She shares her creations on morethanveggies.sg and is often consulted for her knowledge of plant-based food options. She has also appeared on Singapore’s MediaCorp’s Channel 8 programme, Hello Singapore, to share her recipe for plant-based bak kwa (Chinese pork jerky). Her first recipe book titled, “More Than Veggies – Asian Favourites Made Plant-based” was released in August 2020 (currently available here) and will be available on Amazon International from April 2021 onwards
Favourite video: Coconut Panda spread (Nyonya Kaya)
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25. Rainbow Plant Life
Nisha is a lawyer turned vegan food blogger whose recipes are elegant yet attainable. After working as an unhappy lawyer for four years, she launched her dream career in food by creating Rainbow Plant Life, where she shares incredibly flavorful vegan recipes and inspiration. Her mission is to show people how delicious and rewarding a vegan lifestyle can be and prove that vegan diets are anything but boring.
Favourite video: Nut-Free cheese sauce
|Social Media||Rainbow Plant Life|
26. Le Cuisines Tanha
Faizul grew up in a village in Malaysia where three different cultures mix. In fact, in Malaysia the scents of Indian, Malaysian and Chinese spices are found. It is in the kitchens of his grandmothers and then his mother that Faizul drew the source of his inspiration.
Favourite video: Pad Kra Pao
|Social Media||Le Cuisines Tanha|
27. The Plant Based Wok
Hannah is a cook, writer, and photographer, currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. She spent a year traveling in China and training as a chef at the Guangzhou Vegetarian Culinary School. She is currently writing her debut cookbook, to be released Spring 2022 with Clarkson Potter/Penguin Random House. One look at her Insta feed and you can definitely see the photography skills.
Favourite video: Scallion Pancakes
|Social Media||The Plant Based Wok|
28. Ducan Kitchen
The website combines his three passions: cooking, photography and writing. The aim is to highlight “the world of delicious, healthy and beautiful food“. And offer “tips for a greener and more environmentally friendly life“. This is another channel where headphones will give you the best ASMR experience.
Favourite video: Pumpkin Sauce
|Social Media||Ducan Kitchen|
29. The Sasha Diaries
Sasha Gill grew up in Singapore. Currently studying medicine at the University of Oxford. Which would keep anyone bus, but she manages to be a “kooky vegan cook every bit in between” in her spare time.
Favourite video: Breakfast Muffins
|Social Media||The Sasha Diaries|
30. Peace by Vegan
Ryuji Chua is an animal rights filmmaker. His mission is “to connect humans with other animals by telling meaningful stories on social media“.
In the last two years his content has been seen over 9 million times and shared over 100,000 times. Here’s one more share for the list 🙂
Favourite video: Meat eaters react to cow slaughter
|Social Media||Peace by Vegan|
31. Sweet Simple Vegan
Jasmine, and her partner Chris run the Sweet Simple Vegan blog. It kicked off as a hobby 2013. They say it has “transformed into a platform for us to share our passion, and hopefully inspire others to choose to live more consciously for themselves, the animals and our planet” we couldn’t agree more!
Favourite video: Vegan Thanksgiving
|Social Media||Sweet Simple Vegan|
32. Dr. Anthony Lim
Dr. Lim is a board-certified family physician, and enjoys working closely with patients to help them adopt healthier habits that can significantly improve their overall health. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology, and subsequently obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School and his medical degree from Boston University. He has a busy career combining patient care, teaching, and community advocacy focused on whole food, plant-based nutrition. He has a special interest in the role of diet and lifestyle medicine in both preventing and treating chronic illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune conditions, and heart disease.
Favourite video: We don’t have a favourite. We would suggest that you search in YouTube and find some more information on this brilliant human being.
|Social Media||Anthony Lim|
33. Aki’s Japanese Recipes for Vegans
Aki is Akihiro Yasui he has been cooking Japanese vegan dishes on his Youtube channel for over three years. When he’s not cooking he runs Earthackers is a web magazine whose mission is to share sustainable ideas through documentary films and articles across the world.
Favourite video: Miso Ramen
|Social Media||Aki’s Japanese|
34. Sanjana Feasts
Sanjana, a British-born food writer and recipe developer with Indian and East African roots. Her parents were African-born immigrants whose ancestors came from Gujarat, on the Kathiawar peninsula in western India. Her family culture has taught her “to believe is that food transcends borders and that a bowl of good daal can fix anything“.
Favourite video: Masala chips… need we say more!
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35. Veggie Bear
Simple and tasty Korean veggie cuisine
Favourite video: Simple Stir fried broccoli
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36. BoBo Vegan
BoBo Vegan shares home made Chinese And Western Vegan Easy Recipes.
Favourite video: Curd Rolls With Taro
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37. Kuro Neko Kitchen
Amy from Kuro Neko Kitchen shows us how to make easy vegan cooking videos that actually taste good! She make vegan blogs videos mostly in Japanese and English.
Favourite video: Katsu curry
|Social Media||Kuro Neko Kitchen|
38. Harshdeep Swami
Harshdeep supplies advice for health and wellness with whole foods plant based lifestyle. Lots of simple healthy recipes and healthy lifestyle related information.
Favourite video: Simple Black Chickpeas curry for weight loss
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39. The Sarah Sullivan
Sarah Sullivan’s blog dedicated to vegan food, fitness, lifestyle, and much much more. Her goal is “to show you how easy it can be to make delicious and satisfying plant-based meals“. She believes “we can all lead more compassionate and intentional lives, starting with what’s on our plates“.
Favourite video: How to tofu
|Social Media||Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen|
40. Kale Sandwich Show
Just two weirdos (there words not ours) called Rawch and Dee who make recipe videos, vlogs and other fun filled content. We love food and we’re kinda weird! We love their catchphrase KEEP ON VEGANING!!!
Favourite video: Vegan kimchi
|Social Media||Kale Sandwich Show|
Honourable mentions for;
Asian Vegan Blogs
Thank you to everyone that votes. We’ll do the same poll next year.