In Hokkien dialect, this vegetable is called 'Hong Thay Cai' meaning Emperor's Vege. I checked and found its English name is Basella Alba. It is a perennial vine vegetable. A distinct feature of this vegetable is the succulent mucilage [alike okra or ladies fingers] and this mucilage is thought to remove mucus and toxins from the body. A rich source of chlorophyll. Anyway, this is a kind of leafy green vegetable that can be stir fry with sambal dried prawns like several of the other vegetables, beans etc. which I have posted the recipes earlier. Basically, it is the same sambal dried prawns.
Basic Sambal Paste [Please refer earlier posts on Stir Fry Sambal Vegetables]
500 gm emperor's vege [di wang miao] - wash and pluck leaves and stems
a pinch of salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
- Heat oil in wok, saute sambal paste till fragrant. Add in vegetables and salt [if necessary].
- Fry till vegetables are cooked. Dish out onto plate, serve with rice.