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Kangkong in Oyster Sauce Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 3
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 bunch kangkong Ongchoy or water spinach, cleaned
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons toasted garlic
  • ¾ cup beef broth
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds optional
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Separated the kangkong leaves from the stalk. Cut the stalk into 2 inch length pieces. Set aside.
  • Prepare the toasted garlic by following this guide: How to make toasted garlic. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine beef broth, oyster sauce, and corn starch. Mix well.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil (preferably the one used to make toasted garlic) in a pan.
  • When the oil gets hot, put-in the sliced kangkong stalks. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Pour-in the oyster sauce, beef broth, and cornstarch mixture. Add the toasted garlic. Stir. Cook for 1 minute of until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Add the kangkong leaves and red pepper flakes. Let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 3g