Thai Cooking Lesson – Morning Glory ผักบุ้ง

Thai Cooking Lesson Morning Glory
The Morning Glory used for this dish is Ipomoea aquatica, also known as Water Morning Glory or Water Spinach. It is very popular in SE Asian countries as a side or main dish. In most states of the US it is prohibited to cultivate, since it is regarded as a pest but in Texas it is allowed to be grown for personal consumption due to its undeniable culinary potential. This is nothing to worry about, since the consumption is not illegal. Water Morning Glory is now available all over the world at your favorite Asia shop.
A few years ago, when Sairee on Koh Tao still was a swamp in parts, there was a restaurant which was able to harvest their daily supply of the vegetable in a little swamp pond I could see from my office. That stuff really grows like a weed 😉
However, it is a truly popular dish here in Thailand, and, since it is missing on most menus of Thai restaurants abroad, it is a must to taste if you are in the country, and an easy done recipe to learn in your Thai cooking course with Joy.

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Morning Glory
Thai cooking koh tao - morning glory
Cuisine Thai
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Thai
Servings
Ingredients
Thai cooking koh tao - morning glory
Instructions
  1. Chop the Morning Glory to 1 1/2 " (4 cm)
  2. Mix the chopped morning glory with sugar, soy sauce and oyster sauce in a big bowl
  3. Fry garlic in a wok until yellow
  4. Make sure the wok is evenly hot. Pour the content of the bowl in and stir fry for a short time
  5. Add a bit of water and stir until it boils. Turn off the heat.
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