Chinese Water Spinach Stir Fry

  • PrepTime: 5 Mins
  • CookTime: 5 Mins
  • TotalTime: 10 Mins


  1. 250 g water spinach
  2. 2 garlic cloves , sliced
  3. 2 dried chili peppers cut into small sections;
  4. 2 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  5. 1/4 tsp. Sichuan peppercorn


  1. Discard the tough stems and keep the tender parts. Then break the water spinach into 10cm length sections. Wash carefully and drain.
  2. Heat oil in wok over highest fire, add dried chili pepper and heat until they turn dark red. Add garlic, fry for a short time (around 5-8 seconds). Add water spinach and salt, quickly fry for no more than 20 seconds until all of the vegetables get seared evenly. Add salt and mix well.
  3. Serve immediately. After around 8-10 minutes, the vegetables become dark due to oxidation process. So this should be the last to make dish if you are preparing a large meal.