Ong Choy, The Spinach That Can Swim
Patch and I would like to start eating more healthy Chinese food for dinner. Healthy chinese food sounds like an oxymoron! You can have healthy homemade non-greasy chinese dishes to accompany rice or congee. One of his favourite veggie is Water Spinach also known as Ung choy, Tung choy but I always thought they are hard to prepare.
I bought the ong choy from a Chinese supermarket. It almost $2 a pound and you have to throw out a good portion of the stalk where it’s hard and tough.
An ingredient that goes relatively well with the choy is fermented bean curd. Itdoes not sound appealling or tasty on its own but when paired up with this vegetable, it is fantastic.
- a bunch of ung choy
- fermented bean curd (comes in a jar)
- mashed cloves of garlic
Take a few cubes depending how strong you want the taste and mash it
together with some water and sugar and salt.
Saute the garlic in a wok (or frying pan). Mix in the vegetable and bean curd mix.