Foodie Friday: Water Spinach

Water spinach: also known as ong choy; recognizable for its hollow stalks In Mandarin, it's even called "hollow vegetable." This plant grows alongside waterways and enjoys moist soil. Although related to the sweet potato family, it's considered a leafy vegetable because of the way it can be cooked. Water spinach requires little preparation and can be stir-fried with a few cloves of garlic and some salt to taste. It has a high amount of nutrients, including phenolic compounds, which provide … [Read more...]