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Morning Glory Garlic Stir Fry

Morning glory (known as rau muong in Vietnamese) is a popular Southeast Asian water spinach. This is an earthy and hearty vegetable dish that is quickly sautéed with garlic and fish sauce.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Servings 4 people
Calories 69 kcal


  • wok or large pan


  • 1 ½ pound morning glory bunch
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic cloves thinly slice
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Trim about 1 inch off the ends of the morning glory stalk then cut the stem and stalk into 3 to 4 inch pieces, leaving the leaves intact.
  • Wash morning glory leaves and stems well.
  • Heat oil in a wok or large pan on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté until slightly brown, about 15 seconds.
  • Add morning glory, fish sauce and sugar to the pan and sauté until vegetable cooks down, about 3 to 4 minutes.


  • The water from the morning glory will help to cook down the vegetable.


Serving: 4peopleCalories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 310mgPotassium: 544mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 10717IUVitamin C: 94mgCalcium: 136mgIron: 3mg
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