Sauteed Garlic Water Spinach

    15 minutes

    This common Thai vegetable side dish is known as 'Pad Pak Boong' I use it as part of a meal when my vegetarian friends come over and they love it.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • vegetable oil for frying
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • one handful water spinach, cut into finger lengths
    • 2 tablespoons yellow bean paste (aka yellow soy bean paste)
    • 1 pinch ground white pepper, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Fry the garlic in a hot wok until fragrant and browned.
    2. Add the water spinach and quickly fry for 5 seconds. Add the yellow bean paste then cook until hot.
    3. To serve place on a plate and garnish with the white pepper.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. This dish is so delicious and nutritious too. I like to add light soy sauce and a spoonful of sugar to the dish too... must be my sweet tooth.  -  14 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes Southeast Asia)