Have you ever had stir fry Taiwanese spinach with garlic? Simple, easy Taiwanese Spinach stir fry is a classic Chinese vegetable dish.
Taiwanese spinach (菠菜) is a type of vegetable that is known for its strong flavor and texture. It is often used in salads and soups but can also be eaten raw. It is heartier than the regular Spanish. Taiwanese spinach has a dark green color with a rough surface, which makes it easy to identify from other types of vegetables.
Taiwan spinach has many health benefits such as being rich in vitamin A, vitamin K and dietary fiber. It also contains antioxidants like beta carotene and lutein which are good for eyesight.
I found it doesn't have much of that squeaky sound like when regular spinach is consumed. As for size, it is larger than regular spinach.
Sometimes people confuse this spinach with water Spinach, which is often called "Chinese Spinach”. However, they are very different plants.
Taiwanese spinach is a “must-buy” vegetable on most Asian grocery store shopping lists.
Taiwanese spinach is packed with nutrition and full of flavor. It picks up whatever flavor you add. It tastes tender and sweet and is milder than regular spinach. Stir fry Taiwanese spinach with garlic a must-try dish if you are looking for adding a quick and easy Asian green dish to your meal.
Stir Fry Taiwanese Spinach with Garlic
- Wash the spinach very well, and you might need to soak it in the water for 15 minutes based on how sandy it is. Then cut the leaves and stems to 2–3-inch length.
- Heat the oil in the wok on medium-high heat. Once the oil is heated, stir in the garlic with a wooden spoon or spatula. Sauté the garlic until it is fragrant, about 20-30 seconds.
- Add the spinach and stir fry for 3 minutes until the spinach begins to wilt.
- Add salt, Shaoxing wine, and sesame oil and stir fry for another 1 minute.
- It is very tender and easy to break, so toss it quickly with minimum cooking time. The key is not to overcook it!
- Soak it in water, rinse and repeat to clean out the sand.