Stir-fry Morning Glory (Kangkung Belacan)
With Mak Tok’s Fire Chilli Paste
Stir-fried morning glory, also known as Kangkung Belacan is a common dish you will find in South East Asia that is perfect for a side or a main. The morning glory vegetable has a nice crunch combined with a spicy and seafood flavour from the chilli and shrimp paste. If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe, this is the one! Stir-fried morning glory can be made in only 10 minutes.
1) Wash the morning glory thoroughly. Slice them to about 3.5 inches in length and separate the stems and leaves.
2) Heat up a wok and add shrimp paste in it. Toast it until the shrimp paste and the wok starts to smoke before adding in the oil and dried shrimps. Keep stir frying while maintaining a high heat.
3) Add the stems of the morning glory and Mak Tok’s Fire Chilli Paste. Stir well. When the stems start to soften, add the leaves and water. Continue to stir-fry for 1 minute on high heat.
4) Plate your stir-fry morning glory/kangkung belacan and serve hot with a bowl of plain white rice.
Top tip: Spring green or spinach is a good substitute if you cannot get hold of morning glory from your Asian grocers.