Stir-Fried Bayam/Chinese Spinach (苋菜)/Amaranth

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Healthy Delicious Greens

Ready : 10  mins [Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 5 mins] Printable Recipe


In conjunction with the recent VianD theme of simple stir-fried Veggies, here’s The VianD take on Stir-Fried Bayam/Chinese Spinach (Amaranth)”. To give U a little sense of the Nutritional values of Bayam, click on this post – “Simple Bayam/Chinese Spinach (Amaranth) Soup” – for more detail. To spruce up this dish, U often find added Ingredients such Kei Zi (Wolfberries/Goji) or even Century egg (preserved egg). But to keep thing simple and trying to preserve the Bayam natural sweetness, The VianD has no other Ingredient except a few cloves of smashed Garlic and some Goji Berries. Have a go at this, this is really as simple as it gets. Btw, if U R wondering why the sauce is kinda blackish in color, well.., it comes with the enriched Iron found Bayam.. 😉.



  • Seriously, all U need is a bunch Bayam (soaked in water and clean thoroughly, cos sometimes, it does have some unwanted grains of sand). But U do need quite a big bunch bcos, the Greens does wither considerably after cooking. And some soaked Goji berries.



  • Sugar, Salt and a touch of Oyster sauce. All to taste. ** Note : Just dash/pinch of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice – no rocket scientific measurement here. Always taste your Seasoning !!!


  • Step 1 : Bcos, the Dish is so simple to cook and can be done in no time, The VianD actually forgot to take pictures of the cooking process..*😅*. Anyway, start by sautéing the smashed Garlic till aromatic on medium/low heat. Crank up the heat, add Bayam, stir and mix well. Add a tiny splash of water just to create some steam to cook the Bayam. A few more good stirs, add all the Seasoning Ingredient and viola, Ur plate of crunchy “Stir-Fried Bayam/Chinese Spinach (Amaranth)” is ready to be served hot.

Copyright © 2014 The VianD · All Rights Reserved


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s