Water spinach, or watercress, in a spicy sauce

Rujak Kangkung

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  • to serve


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By Sri Owen

Published 1980

  • About

Kangkung is one of my favourite vegetables, and in South-East Asia it is so common and grows so easily that it is also one of the cheapest. My husband never got a chance to taste it for the first year or so that he was in Indonesia, because he was still a bachelor and his Javanese cook considered kangkung to be beneath the dignity of a foreigner, particularly if he was also a teacher. In fact, it has an excellent flavour and is also good for you