Thai Food Recipe: Pad Pak Boong Stir Fry

Pad Pak Boong, morning glory is a very popular ingredient in Thai food.

Pad Pak Boong – Stir-fried morning glory


3 cups morning glory (cut 2 inches)
2 peppers (crushed)
3 garlic (crushed)
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. fermented soybean
2 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. water

Cooking Instructions:

1. Heat up the pan with maximum heat. Put olive oil. When the pan gets really hot put crushed
peppers and garlic. This time you will have to cover your nose with some piece of cloth. It will make you really sneeze.

2. Fry the peppers and garlic for 5 seconds. Then throw morning glory in the pan. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, fermented soybean and oyster sauce. Add 2 tbsp of water. Always use max heat.

3. Stir fry for about 3 minutes. Notice if the vegetable is cooked.

4. Turn off the fire. Serve stir-fry morning glory with jasmine rice.

Stir-fry morning glory is my husband’s favorite vegetable. We believe that eating this vegetable a lot will make our eyes look healthy.

For oyster sauce, I always use “Healthy Boy Brand” recipe 1. This one is not salty so I can put a lot if I want thick juice of any stir-fry recipes. I can close my eyes when I add this oyster sauce and the taste is always perfect! 🙂

If the pan catch on fire, the taste will also be perfect. Anyway, don’t burn your kitchen. :p

Sawasdee Ka - Joy

Author: Joy B

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8 thoughts on “Thai Food Recipe: Pad Pak Boong Stir Fry”

  1. Hey there! I’ll try some morning glory today, thanks for the recipe!
    Greetings from Germany. Bye. :]

  2. Really tasty! I can only recommend the shown ingredients. I addeed some mushrooms (can) and mushed up some coriander seeds with the garlic and some chilis (I guess this is what you mean when you say peppers). Yes, I got a mortar! 😀 Oh and I added the leaves of the morning glory a little later.

    Take care.

  3. Unfortunately, in the States I can’t find morning glory. Would spinach be the next best thing to use instead? Hmm?

  4. It could be, sure. DO you have any hollow green vegetable with a light taste? Sorry, we have not gone to USA yet but we will go within 2 years and then maybe I can tell you a good substitute! :PP Joy

  5. Catherine,
    Any chinese/asian market will have morning glory. If you live near a major city there is bound to be an asian market. It might be called ong chai(the chinese name). Hope that helps.

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