From vegan fish and chips to Japanese matcha lava muffins, these vegan YouTube channels teach you how to be the best cook ever
We feel so lucky that there are such a diverse range of vegan restaurants in Hong Kong, as well as endless options for vegan cakes or vegan ice-cream. But sometimes it’s just fun to cook your own healthy meal at home, just so you’re in control of the amount of oil and sugar that goes into your food. These vegan YouTube channels are known for creating the best plant-based recipes, and we think you can definitely learn a few useful tips from them. If not, they also serve as pure entertainment for vegan food lovers: enjoy!
Vegan YouTube channels that we love
Avant Garde Vegan
Vegan chef Gaz Oakley started Avant Garde Vegan on YouTube in 2017. With his brilliant cooking skill and attention to detail, Gaz has really showcased his knowledge on vegan food combinations and ingredients. From Mandarin upside-down cake to Kentucky fried chicken burgers and chorizo vegan hot dogs, you can definitely expect more than just a buddha bowl from him.
Hot for Food
Hot for Food is my personal favourite! Instead of pure vegan clean eating, she makes sure her food is scrumptious, the opposite of oil-free and a feast for the eyes. Vegans and vegetarians have sworn by her vegan nacho cheese and vegan double down recipes. Not to mention, it’s very refreshing to see an unapologetic attitude and bold personality on the internet.
Mary’s Test Kitchen
Growing up eating mostly Cantonese cuisine and learning how to cook from her Chinese immigrant parents, Mary Lin has created a vast array of delicious vegan Cantonese recipes, including vegan BBQ pork buns, guà bāo and Cantonese chicken pie. And as a former meat-eater that grew up in Hong Kong, I can say her recipes really deliver on flavour, that’s why Mary’s Test Kitchen is one of our favourite vegan YouTube channels.
Japanese chef Ryoya Takashima has created a soothing and peaceful realm on YouTube with his beautifully shot and edited cooking videos. If you’re interested in knowing more about Japanese cuisine and how to make them vegan, like the sakuta anpan or matcha and adzuki twisted bread, Peaceful Cuisine is not to be missed.
Sweet Potato Soul
Jenne Claiborne from Sweet Potato Soul is known for her hearty and nutritious vegan recipes on YouTube. From black eyed pea tumbo to vegan junk food like vegan fried chicken waffles, Jenne always knows how to put a healthy spin on these dishes. And if you’re into protein-packed meals, Jenne has got loads of inspiration for you.
Vegan chef Candice Hutchings incorporates a lot of carnivore-approved vegan recipes on her YouTube channel Edgy Veg, such as vegan millionaires shortbread and buffalo cauliflower wings. Last but not least, Candice’s humour is one of the reasons why she is beloved by many.
The Happy Pear
The Australian brothers David Flynn and Stephen Flynn – aka The Happy Pear – always put a grin on your face with their dynamic and vibrant energy! Their five minute meal prep videos provide you simple-to-make, versatile and tasty recipes, such as their chickpea curry and 5-minute dahl.
Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen
Sarah Sullivan from Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen has the most amazing tofu and tempeh recipes on YouTube. Sarah oftens conducts different vegan product taste tests and has also created a diverse range of innovative vegan dishes, including the pumpkin sticky buns and vegan carbonara. It’s always a delight to watch her cook with passion.
The Vegan Corner
The Vegan Corner was created by Italian chef Raoul Chellini to teach his viewers how to make some of the most sophisticated vegan dishes,including vegan lemon meringue pie, eggplant parmesan and Italian focaccia. Even though the channel is no longer being updated as said by Raoul, those great recipes and videos are still open for everyone to explore.
Richa Hingle, the brain behind Vegan Richa, crafted these wonderfully shot short videos that are less than two minutes, with easy-to-follow instructions. It’s simple, quick and delicious. And our favourites are her Indian butter tofu “paneer” and toasted coconut ladoo balls recipes.