The South Putuo Temple is also well known for its 40 vegetarian dishes, of which the main ingredients are rice and noodles, beans, vegetables, mushroom and edible fungus. The vegetarian food made in South Putuo Temple is superior of its shape, color, flavor and taste. Each dish has its own unique flavor and is of unique shape. Elegant names are also brought to the dishes such as “Half-moon at the River Bottom” and “Golden Lotus in South Sea”.