Got from my night market hunt. Malabar Spinach, a common vegetable cooked at home weekly while my late grandma was still alive. It has been 6 to years since we last had it at home. She usually use it in Egg-Drop Soups, or Stir-Fry it simply. Malabar Spinach is really good for those with low red blood cell count/ anemic and pregnant woman. It contains a good amount of Vitamin A, C and Iron and Folate. Since high intake of folate reduces the effect of depression, it is also a good source.
How To Make Stir-Fried Malabar Spinach with BelacanPrint This
- 1 bundle ( 300-400 grams) of Malabar Spinach, (washed thoroughly few times before cutting it into 1.5 inch long. Discard the hard stems.)
- I medium Red Onion (cut into eight pieces)
- 3 Thai Red Chilies
- 5 cloves of Garlic ( thinly sliced, cross-wise)
- 2 inch of Sliced Fermented Shrimp Paste/ Belacan ( Toasted till fragrant)
- 2 tbsp Oil
- Pound or Blend the red onion and Thai red chilies together till it forms into a paste.
- Heat up a wok or pan, and pour in the oil and heat it up.
- Fry the garlic till it turns golden.
- Add in the onion and chili paste and the toasted fermented shrimp paste/belacan, fry till fragrant.
- Add in the Malabar Spinach and for two minutes, till it wilts slightly yet remaining crunchy.