Pad Pak Boong Yai (Sauteed water spinach grandma style)

Pad Pak Boong Yai (Sauteed water spinach grandma style)

This is a variation on the standard stir fried pak boong that my grandmother makes. It has a little more depth due to the soya sauce, fish sauce and palm sugar.

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon light soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • One handful pak boong, aka water spinach or Siamese watercress, cut into finger lengths
  • Dry roasted chillies to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

Directions
Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Fry the garlic in a hot wok until fragrant and browned. Add the soya sauce, fish sauce and sugar and heat.
  2. Add the pak boong and quickly fry for 5 seconds. Season with chillies.
  3. Serve on a platter and garnish with white pepper.

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