What is Ong choy?
You can also encounter it as water spinach or kancun. In Asian cuisine it is a favorite vegetable, because of the mild taste and because it grows in nature. Please note that the ong choy shrinks lot when heated, just like spinach.
Cooking with Ong choy:
It is realy great in a stir-fry but you can also eat in raw, in a salad. Cut the stems lengthwise , as they may be a little stringy.
Is this water spinach healthy?
Like spinach it is also rich in iron and calcium. It is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins C and A.
You can’t preserve it very long, the leaves become limp and then yellowish. So buy them, wash them and they are ready to go!
In The Netherlands you can buy Ong choy at supermarkets and exotic groceries.
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