Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Chrysanthemum Greens With Shrimp Paste (Stir-Fry)

I make it a point to include vegetables into every meal, breakfast being the exception. It's always a hot chocolate malt drink in the morning, occasionally a pastry and then off we go to work or start on our chores. Guilty as charged for rushing through the most important meal of the day!

Tong Ho or Chrysanthemum Greens as I know it, is one of the many leafy vegetables that receives a lot of love in this household, in the nom nom sense, that is! I would describe the taste as tangy, with a faint peppery flavour plus just a tinge of bitterness coming across.

Chrysanthemum Greens With Dried Shrimps and Shrimp Paste

This vegetable wilts quickly during cooking. It's best to have everything prepared and close at hand.

Chrysanthemum Greens With Shrimp Paste (Stir-Fry)

- 200g Chrysanthemum Greens
- 4 cloves garlic (pounded)
- 1 red chilli (sliced)
- 1 tbsp dried shrimps (rinsed and pounded)
- 1 tsp shrimp paste
- 4 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp cooking oil


1) Heat oil in pan.
2) Saute garlic and shrimp paste for a bit.
3) Add dried shrimps and chilli. Stir-fry.
4) Add water and then the greens. Stir-fry.
5) Once the greens wilt, it's done!

Note: I didn't have to season this with salt. The dried shrimps provided enough saltiness.

1) Chrysanthemum Greens. 2) Pounded Garlic and Dried Shrimps.
3) Saute garlic and shrimp paste. 4) Add chilli and dried shrimps.
5) Add the greens and some water.

Best eaten with plain rice.

Chrysanthemum Greens With Shrimp Paste

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  1. You can cook very well, if i cook, mine will be no eye see...

    1. Aww..thank you! No eye see never mind, as long as shiok to eat. ;)

  2. So many chilli in your veggie. Lol.

    Super love it.

    1. Yes, I love eating chilli so I usually pick out the longest and healthiest to buy ;)

      Thanks, Rose!

  3. looks very colourful too with the bright green against the specks of red. Never had chrysanthemum greens before. Like you I am not a breakfast person, feel guilty as well :) have a nice day

  4. That's a visual delight, Sharon! This is new to me but any greens...I love them all!!

    1. High 5, Kanak! I'm with you on the greens ;)

  5. I never knew that 'tong ho' is known as chrysanthemum greens, one of my favourite vegetables.

    1. Mine too! It is known by many names but I'm more used to this one.

  6. Love those colours, & Tang Oh is one of my favourite veggies, Sharon! TGIF, my dear! xoxo

  7. I love this green, but somehow I do not find it often in the market...and yes, I like that way to tasty!
    Have a great week Sharon :)

  8. Hi Sharon,

    I miss eating the chrysanthemum greens... They are very rare in Melbourne. Love how you cooked it... Yum Yum!


    1. Thanks, Zoe. It sells out fast here. I don't get to eat it as often as I want. :D


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