Authentic Thai Recipe for Stir Fried Morning Glory | ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง่ | Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng

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This simple yet delicious stir fried vegetable side dish made with Pak Boong (ผักบุ้ง; Water Morning Glory; Water Spinach) is one of Thailand’s most popular foods. We think it should be on every first-time visitor’s “must eat” list, as it is difficult to find at restaurants in the west. Seasoned with soy bean paste, garlic, chilies, soy sauce, and oyster sauce, the salty-spicy-sour-and-crunchiness of Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng is great as a side dish or all by itself.

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Ingredient List:

1 Bunch Water morning glory (Cut into 4 – 6 inch pieces, about 4 cups)
4 Thai Hot Chili
3 Garlic (Large cloves, peeled)
1/2 Tablespoon Yellow Soybean Paste
1/2 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
1/2 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil


1: Cut the morning glory into 4 inch long pieces and place it in a bowl. Then measure the sauce ingredient and also put those in the bowl. Break up the garlic and chilies and add them to the top of the bowl.

2: Heat the oil in a large wok until very hot, then all at once add the contents of the bowl. Stir and fry quickly, turning for the bottom until the morning glory is wilted.

3: Serve inmediately.

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huba buba says:

ohh I ate this every day in Thailand. I miss it so much!

pitchie04 says:

Hi can you please tell me what kind of soubean paste you used? What brand? Were using naturally fermented soybean paste and it does not taste the same as the one when we went to Thailand.

Gabriel S says:

Thank for posting this detailed cooking tutorial for a layman like me 🙂

Cheryl S. says:

Just made this recipe and it was absolutely delicious! Never heard of this type of spinach before and I have to say, I like it much, much better than the ordinary spinach you find in supermarkets in the U.S.

Margrethe Antonsen says:

I order this every time I go to my favourite thai place in Tromdheim 😄
Thank you for showing me how to make it!

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