Craving Morning Glory
Had fried morning glory in Thailand a few years ago and almost got a morning glory addiction. In Thailand it was served after lighting on fire in pan . I found it in a little place in SoCal, but have unable to find it in San Francisco in restaurants or markets.
I think it is also called On Choy or water spinach. Any suggestions on where to find it?
Commonly called ong choy or kang kung around here. I've had good versions at Singapore-Malaysian in SF and Great China, Daimo, China Village, Legendary Palace, and Jayakarta in the East Bay. I've never seen it flambeed, only stir-fried with shrimp paste, garlic, or fermented tofu.
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I'm not positive about this, but it might be seasonal here. At least, I haven't seen any in the chinese markets recently. Given that my Siem Reap tour guide said that it was practically a weed in Cambodia, I'm guessing that it is something that is more common here in the spring and summer.
I buy On Choy all the time at 99 Ranch. It's very easy to cook and quite inexpensive.
Just stir fry with some garlic, dried chili, and a little fish sauce.
You should just ask for it in restaurants. Since it's seasonal, I've rarely seen it on a printed menu. But it's widely available during the summer.