Authentic Thai Recipe for
Stir Fried Morning Glory

Authentic Thai Recipe for
Stir Fried Morning Glory

ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง่ (Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng)

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First published on November 1, 2013
Recipe by W. Tipsuwan

Authentic Thai recipe for Stir Fried Morning Glory
Yield: 3 - 4 servings
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cooking time: 2 - 3 Minutes
Ready in: 10 Minutes

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About my Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng:

About my Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng:

This simple yet delicious stir fried vegetable side dish made with Pak Boong (ผักบุ้ง; Water Morning Glory; Water Spinach) is one of Thailand's most popular foods. We think it should be on every first-time visitor's "must eat" list, as it is difficult to find at restaurants in the west. Seasoned with soy bean paste, garlic, chilies, soy sauce, and oyster sauce, the salty-spicy-sour-and-crunchiness of Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng is great as a side dish or all by itself.

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Step by Step Directions:

Step by Step Directions:

How to Make Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng

How to Make Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng

Step 1

Clean the Pak Boong, then cut into 4 inch long pieces, leaving the top section and leaves a little longer.

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Step 2

Using a mortar and pestle, or a garlic press, break up the garlic into small pieces.

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Step 3

Break the chilies open, just enough to let some of the juices come out, leaving the body of the chili intact.

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Step 4

Put the Pak Boong into a bowl, then put all the other ingredients except the oil on top.

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Step 5

Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or wok until it's really hot, but not burning. Dump the bowl of ingredients up-side-down into the pan, so that the sauces are on the bottom. Quickly stir it up so it cooks evenly.

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Step 6

It only takes a minute or so to cook, so be careful not to leave it on the heat too long. You'll know it's done when the the larger leaves are getting wilted, but the stalks are still very stiff.

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Step 7

Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

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Step 8

Alternate recipe: If you can't find water spinach in your area, try this recipe using regular spinach. It looks about the same and taste very similar.

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