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Chinese Vegetables Stir-fry (Sweet Potato Leaves)

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Chinese Vegetables Stir-fry (Sweet Potato Leaves)

Vegetables
Category
Vegetables

Easy
Difficulty
Easy

Total Time
Total Time
Prep 05 M / Cook 05 M

Servings
Yield
2 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on February 27, 2017

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Ingredients

0.5 tbsp
oil
1
garlic clove(s)
sweet potato leaves
1 tbsp
soy sauce
1 tbsp
shaoxing wine  
0.5 tsp
sugar
0.5 tsp
salt
1 tbsp
water

Background

In every Chinese meal, a plate of stir-fried vegetable dish is very common. Having a plate of greens is not only healthy but is a normal practice in many households. Most Chinese restaurants will offer a vegetable dish using the vegetables of the day or those that are in season. This is the authentic Chinese stir-fry dish you've been looking for.

Can I substitute Shaoxing wine?

If you cannot consume alcohol or do not have shaoxing wine, you may skip it. Shaoxing wine is added to the dish for its sweetness.

What are the best vegetables to stir fry?

Basically, all vegetables can be stir fried with this recipe. You may choose between vegetables which are leafy or crunchy. Leafy vegetables are such as bok choy, Chinese flowering cabbage, water spinach and Chinese broccoli.

Crunchy vegetables such as snow peas, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot or white cabbage can also be cooked using thisr recipe. These vegetables do take a longer time to cook.

Tofu or mushrooms can also be added to the recipe.

How to grow sweet potato leaves?

This recipe video is a little more special than the others as I cooked using the sweet potatoes leaves that I planted. If you want to plant some yourself, simply leave a sweet potato on the counter until it begins sprouting and then you can plant it in a pot. Sweet potato will thrive under sunny weather. Kindly note that SWEET POTATO LEAVES are used in this recipe and not potatoes leaves which are poisonous!

Do not forget to heat your wok well and you will be able to dish up a plate of vegetables in no time. Remember not to overcook the vegetables or the vitamins will be destroyed.

Steps

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Step 1/2

  • 0.5 tbsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove(s)

Heat wok at medium to high heat. Heat oil in a wok, add garlic and stir-fry until fragrant.

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Step 2/2

  • sweet potato leaves
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine  
  • 0.5 tsp sugar
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp water

Add vegetables into the wok. Add soy sauce, 'Shaoxing' wine (optional), sugar and salt. Add water for gravy. Continue stir-frying vegetables until soft.

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