Asian cuisines like Thai, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, and Japanese lend themselves very naturally to vegan cooking. After all, vegan protein sources like tofu and tempeh are mainstays of Asian food, and many Asian cuisines are traditionally dairy-free or vegetarian.
To incorporate Asian flavors into your everyday eating, you need a well-stocked pantry. Here are some of my favorite pantry ingredients for cooking delicious, Asian-inspired vegan meals.
The best places to find these pantry staples are Asian markets, natural food stores, or on the web.