Steamed Morning Glory with Fried Garlic and Shallots

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Appears in
Thai Food and Cooking

By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson

Published 2011

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Morning glory goes by various names, including water spinach, water convolvulus and swamp cabbage. It is a green leafy vegetable with long jointed stems and arrow shaped leaves. The stems remain crunchy while the leaves wilt like spinach when cooked.


  • 2 bunches morning glory, total weight about 250 g/9 oz, trimmed and coarsely chopped into 2.5cm/1 in l


  1. Place the morning glory in a steamer and steam over a pan of boiling water for 30 seconds, until just wilted. If necessary, cook it in batches. Place the leaves in a bowl or spread them out on a large serving plate.

  2. Heat the oil in a wok an