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Morning glory goes by various names, including water spinach, water convolvulus, and swamp cabbage. It is a green leafy vegetable with long jointed stems and arrow-shaped leaves. The stems remain pleasantly crunchy while the leaves wilt like spinach when cooked.
Serves :

Preparation Method :

  • Trim the morning glory and chop it coarsely. Thinly slice the shallots and garlic cloves.
  • Place the morning glory in a steamer and steam over a pan of boiling water for 30 seconds, until just wilted. If necessary, cook it in batches.
  • Place the leaves in a bowl or spread them out on a large serving plate.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and stir-fry the shallots and garlic over medium to high heat until golden.
  • Spoon the mixture over the morning glory, sprinkle with a little sea salt and the chilli flakes and serve immediately.


  • 2 bunches morning glory, total weight about 250 grams, trimmed and coarsely chopped into 1 inch lengths
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • ΒΌ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • Sea salt

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