Asian Caulifower Wings


I think it’s only fitting to share this delicious and vegan Asian Cauliflower Wings recipe for Veganuary. Crispy cauliflower florets doused in sticky Asian-style BBQ sauce.  I cheat and use a good BBQ sauce and ramp up the flavour with Asian aromatics. Enjoy!

Asian Cauliflower Wings

Asian Cauliflower Wings

Carey Erasmus
Deep Fried Cauliflower doused in Sticky Asian Style BBQ Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 619 kcal


  • 1 kg cauliflower broken into florets
  • ½ c (125 ml) vegetable stock warm
  • ¼ c (60 ml) BBQ Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 c (250 ml) all purpose flour or gluten free flour
  • ½ c (125 ml) corn flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Cooking oil for deep frying

Asian Style BBQ Sauce

  • 1 c (250 ml) BBQ Sauce of your choice
  • ¼ c (60 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) Sriracha sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) honey
  • 1 tsp chilli paste
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 fresh lime juice and zest
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped coriander


  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) sesame seeds
  • 2 red chillies finely sliced
  • 1-2 spring onions finely sliced
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander roughly chopped


  • Make sure the cauliflower florets are well rinsed in water.
  • Combine the stock, BBQ and soy sauce in a medium bowl.
  • Combine the all purpose flour, corn flour and salt in a large bowl.
  • Place florets into liquid mixture until well coated. Remove florets and shake in batches into the flour mixture. For extra crispy coating, repeat process once more.
  • Heat enough cooking oil for deep frying while preparing the Asian Style BBQ sauce.
  • Fry the coated caulifower in batches until golden and crispy on the outside (the cauliflower should still be al dente).
  • Place all the Asian BBQ sauce ingredients (except coriander) into a sauce pan and simmer for 8 - 10 minutes or until reduced to a saucy consistency. Stir in the coriander when cauliflower is ready for dunking.
  • In a large bowl, shake the hot and crispy cauliflower florets with the heated Asian style BBQ Sauce until well coated. Use remaining sauce for serving.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds, chilli, spring onion and coriander and eat immediately!


Calories: 619kcalCarbohydrates: 129gProtein: 17gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3068mgPotassium: 1171mgFiber: 10gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 502IUVitamin C: 162mgCalcium: 176mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Asian, Cauliflower wings, vegan, vegetarian
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