Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry (Sweet Potato Leaves)

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Here's an authentic Chinese stir-fry sweet potato leaves dish easily found in Chinese restaurants. Always have a plate of freshly stir-fried vegetables to ensure a balanced and healthy diet. You may substitute this with any vegetables of your choice.

Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 5 mins


Vegetable Stir-fry with Soy Sauce

Malaysian, Singaporean, Vietnamese, Indonesian

Nutrition per Serving

48 kcal
2 g
4 g
1 g

I been making this dish but not knowing other people are making it too.  Being confirmed by Grace how we south east Asian home cooking are is wonderful feeling. Nyonya Cooking not only educating us but putting people together.   I bought them from Chinatown produce shop, I didn't grow them myself.
I was going to try your recipe, but my wife had boiled the leaves and used half in her dumplings (she is from Northern China). So, I Stirfryed onion, garlic and mushrooms, with a touch of Soy, Tobasco and Oyster Sauces, very nice. I will try your recipe for lunch tomorrow if there are enough leaves ready in the garden. Thanks for your recipe.
I stir fried the milk pak choi with this recipe! It is so delicious!
Simple Stir fry kangkung. 
But it's a taste of home! Love it!
Thanks for your recipes!
My generous friend Carol gave me sweet potato leaves from her garden. This was my first time cooking it and I followed your delicious recipe
Here is Fry Sweet Potato Leaves from my backyard. Following vdo from Nyonya Cooking. Yummy yummy from Bangkok Thailand
I forgot to add sugar! But it tasted ok. I added fishballs and corns which were leftovers. Cooking is tiring,but your site is my motivator.

In every Chinese meal, a plate of stir-fried vegetables is very common. Having a plate of greens is not only healthy but is a normal practice in many households. Most Chinese restaurants offer vegetable dishes using vegetables of the day or those that are in season. This is an authentic and popular Chinese stir-fry dish.

Can 'Shaoxing' wine be substituted?

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

Vegetables best used for stir-frying

Basically, all vegetables can be stir-fried using this recipe. You may choose between vegetables which are leafy or crunchy. Leafy vegetables are 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 stir-fried using this recipe. These vegetables take a slightly longer time to cook.

Tofu or mushrooms can also be added to the vegetables.

How to grow sweet potato leaves?

This recipe video is a little more special than the others as I used the sweet potatoes leaves that I planted. If you want to do the same, simply leave a couple of sweet potatoes on the counter until they begin sprouting before planting them in a pot. Sweet potatoes thrive under sunny weather.

Heat up the 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.

Kindly note that SWEET POTATO LEAVES are used in this recipe and not potatoes leaves which are poisonous!


1⁄2 tbsp
garlic clove(s)
sweet potato leaves
1 tbsp
soy sauce
1 tbsp
shaoxing wine
1⁄2 tsp
1⁄2 tsp
1 tbsp

Steps to Prepare

Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry (Sweet Potato Leaves) Step 1

Step 1 of 2

    • 1⁄2 tbsp oil
    • 1 garlic clove(s)

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

Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry (Sweet Potato Leaves) Step 2

Step 2 of 2

    • sweet potato leaves
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
    • 1⁄2 tsp sugar
    • 1⁄2 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.

Published: February 27, 2017

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