Water Spinach, Chinese Style

Serves 4.


500 g/1 lb water spinach
3 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons shrimp sauce
1/4 cup hot water
1 teaspoon sugar


Wash the water spinach well and break into short lengths. Heat the oil and stir-fry the vegetable over high heat until wilted. Add the shrimp sauce mixed with hot water and sugar, toss well to mix, cover and simmer for a few minutes.

Recipe excerpted from Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon (Periplus Editions, 1998)