24 September 2007

water spinach

Water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) is a leafy vegetable commonly used in Asian cuisine. It is also called swamp cabbage, water convolvulus, water morning-glory, kangkung (Malay), kangkong (Tagalog), tangkong (Cebuano), kang kung (Sinhalese), trawkoon (Khmer), pak boong (ผักบุ้ง Thai), rau muống (Vietnamese), kongxincai (空心菜 Mandarin Chinese), home sum choy (Hakka Chinese), or ong choy (蕹菜 Cantonese Chinese).

Every now and again I buy a bunch and cook it like spinach in a wok or fry pan until it wilts and add preserved bean curd.

The vegetable may not be available in some parts of the US, especially Florida and Texas, as it has been declared a weed.

Tonight I am watching Spiderman 3 on DVD. I missed it at the cinema.

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