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Water Spinach Stir Fry, Ong Choy
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Chinese Water Spinach Stir Fry

If you've been wondering how to cook Ong Choy, try this easy Chinese water spinach stir fry. A delicious side dish that can be ready in less than 15 minutes.  It's so healthy and flavorful.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Indonesian
Servings 4
Calories 76 kcal


  • 300 grams Chinese water spinach (Ong Choy)
  • 3 garlic cloves, (sliced)
  • ¼ cup sliced shallots
  • tbsp neutral oil , (canola, vegetable, or peanut oil)
  • ¾ tbsp oyster sauce, (add more according to your liking)


  • 1 red jalapeño or serrano pepper, (seeded and chopped)


  • Trim and discard the bottom 2-3 inches of the woody ends then cut the remaining stems into 2-3 inch lengths. Cut the leafy top portions into 2-3 inch lengths and discard the leaves that are wilted.
    Soak the water spinach in a large bowl of cold water to remove dirt. Change the water a few times until the spinach are fully cleaned. Drain well.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over high heat. Cook shallots for 10 seconds then add chilies and cook for about 5 seconds. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant.
  • Stir in the oyster sauce then add the Chinese water spinach into the wok. Stir fry for about 20-30 seconds until the leaves begin to wilt. Do not overcook.


Serve immediately to prevent oxidation. 
Warning: If you are going to serve this to kids, make sure that you cut the leaves and stems into small pieces before serving to avoid choking.


Calories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 179mgPotassium: 294mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4726IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chinese water spinach, how to cook water spinach, ong choy stir fry, water spinach, Water spinach stir fry
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