It is also amazing and amazingly hard to find on average in Japan, because the Japanese love to make the EXACT SAME FOOD but put fish stock in it (stocks, sauces, soups, dips, EVERYTHING).
So if you are in Japan, head up to Koya-san in Wakayama Prefecture which is littered with vegan monks and shoujin ryouri abound!
Before we get to cooking, lets take a look at some real traditional shoujin ryouri (top left, clockwise):
After eating all this amazing food, I wanted to make my own version of shoujin ryouri... so I did!
Let this bring inspiration to make your own mini-feast!!! The only thing that's holding you back are how many plates you have =)