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water spinach stir fried with shrimp paste

Stir Fried Water Spinach with Shrimp Paste

Stir fried water spinach with shrimp paste is one of the ways to cook ong choy. Water spinach recipe is a simple and easy homemade stir fry vegetable dish in a few minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 81kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 1.5 pounds Water spinach
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 3 pieces Chili peppers (You can use less depend on your spiciness.)
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Shrimp paste
  • 2 tablespoons Water


  • Wash and cut 1.5 pounds of water spinach into half.
  • Minced 4 garlic cloves.
  • Cut 3 chili peppers. (You can less depend on your spiciness.)
  •  Put 1 tablespoon of shrimp paste in a container. 
  • Then, add 2 tablespoons of water into shrimp paste and mix it well. 
  • Pour 1 tablespoon vegetable oil into a pan. Add the minced garlic and chili peppers. Stir fry them a little bit. 
  • After that, add the stem part of water spinach. Cover the lid for a minute. 
  • Next, add the leaf part of ong choy, shrimp paste mixture and cover the lid for a minute. 
  • After, stir fry them a little and ready to serve. 



Cooking tips for how to cook ong choy shrimp paste:

  • Cut water spinach into half.
  • Cook the stem first, then add the leaf part.
  • Always adjust the amount of shrimp paste according to your taste.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10915IU | Vitamin C: 95mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 3mg