Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen

Water Spinach and Fermented Soy Beans

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 to 3 servings
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1 pound water spinach, washed

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 cloves garlic, smashed

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 tablespoons fermented soy beans

2 teaspoons liquid palm sugar or shaved palm sugar (jaggery)

1 long red chile, finely sliced


  1. Tear the spinach into 1 1/2-inch pieces, discarding any tough thick stems towards the bottoms. Heat the vegetable oil in a hot wok and saute the garlic over high heat until slightly browned. Add the spinach and toss for 1 minute. Add the oyster sauce, soy beans and palm sugar and toss for 1 minute more. Transfer to a serving plate, garnish with the chiles and serve.
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