Fried Kangkung with belacan

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kangkung belacan

As far as my taste bud memories can go, I had probably the best fried Kangkung in Bangkok. The food stall was opened only at night, and they were busy until the wee hours of the morning. How lucky I was to be able to observe them, from our hotel room just on the opposite side.

Kangkung, which is also known as the water spinach, or water convolvulus is a stemmy water plant (just as the name implies). The stems are hollow, and in the end, it has sharp-pointed leaves. In Asia, this is probably the cheapest vegetable available in the markets. In Europe, this is sparse and if they do fly them in, it costs like gold.

Originating from the land of the assam laksa, she is home-based in southern Germany. Authentic asian cooking challenges her to bring fond foodie memories of home in her kitchen.

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