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Cah Kangkung: Simple Stir-Fried Kangkung (Water Spinach)

Cah Kangkung: Simple Stir-Fried Kangkung (Water Spinach)

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Stir-fry
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Low Fat


Cah kangkung is an Indonesian-Chinese dish of stir-fried water spinach. This extremely simple recipe requires just onion, garlic and oyster sauce for a quick and delicious meal.


  • 1 bunch of kangkung (water spinach), 
  • 0.5 onion, peeled, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • A pinch of white pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 0.5 cube vegetable stock (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


  1. Cut the kangkung into bite-sized pieces, wash thoroughly, set aside.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a wok over medium high heat.
  3. Saute the onion and garlic for 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Add the kangkung.

    Add the kangkung

  5. Add the salt, pepper powder and vegetable stock. Mix well.
  6. Add the oyster sauce, cook for another 1 minute.
  7. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.


  • For sambal addicts who need an extra kick for this dish, I recommend sambal terasi as an accompaniment.

Keywords: Quick & Easy, Non-spicy, Common Ingredients