Buddha's Delight Vegan Stir-Fry

Buddha's Delight or Lo Han Jai is the ultimate vegan stir-fry with delicate flavors and wholesome goodness! Serve with rice.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
44 mins
3 servings


Seasoning Sauce:

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 fermented bean curd blocks (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce

  • 1 teaspoon mushroom seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 (1/2 inch) pieces fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 4 ounces fried tofu, cut into 4 pieces

  • 2 ounces lotus root, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 ounces ginkgo nuts

  • 1 ounce dried lily flowers, soaked in hot water

  • 8 dried red dates

  • 5 fresh shiitake mushrooms, diced

  • 1 carrot, sliced

  • 7 ounces napa cabbage, cut into small pieces

  • 2 ounces snow peas

  • 2 ounces fresh black fungus

  • 1 (2 ounce) package cellophane noodles

  • 1 tablespoon goji berries, soaked in water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ounce dried black moss (nostoc), rehydrated


  1. Mix water, fermented tofu blocks, oyster sauce, mushroom seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cornstarch, sesame oil, white sugar, and pepper together in a bowl until fermented tofu has dissolved.

  2. Cook vegetable oil and ginger in a skillet over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add tofu, lotus root, ginkgo nuts, lily flowers, red dates, shiitake mushrooms, and carrot. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage, snow peas, black fungus, noodles, goji berries, and salt. Cook for another 3 minutes. Add moss and fermented tofu mixture; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish.

Cook's Notes:

Most of these ingredients can be found in Asian grocery stores. If you cannot find the fresh version of an ingredient, you may use canned or frozen. This recipe is customizable; you may substitute or leave out ingredients if desired.

Fried tofu can be replaced with 7 ounces of rinsed and drained fresh tofu.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

542 Calories
15g Fat
99g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 542
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1321mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 42mg 212%
Calcium 258mg 20%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1001mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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