Adobong Kangkong (river spinach)

adobo……………Back in the Philippines, When we had a really tight budget and still want to eat a simple and great dish. We go for this dish. Just imagine a bundle of kangkong leaves( swamp cabbage or river spinach) is only priced at P5.00 or equivalent to 0.15 cents NZD you will have a health green leafy dish. Its a dish just flavoured with ingredients thats always present in our cup board, these are garlic, onion, soy sauce and salt and pepper. I think every kitchen has these type of ingredients……………………. Did you know that kangkong or river spinach. This plant is rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, carotene, sitosterol, protein, vitamins A, B1 and C and has a lot of health beneficial amino acids. Other pharmacological effects includes antitoxin, laxative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, homeostatic and sedatives (sleeping effects). Water or river spinach has a good effect in the intestines as it has purgative properties because of its fiber content. It also acts as insulin-like properties to control blood sugar for diabetes prevention.

Ingredients: (serves 6-8 persons)

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 medium liced onions
  • 3 bunches of kangkong
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 pcs dried chillies(optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • pinchof salt


  • in a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onions, add in kangkong seasoned with salt & pepper  and add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1 minute.
  • serve hot!!

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Posted on April 17, 2012, in Appetizers, Mains, Vegetable dishes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Bro kami naman talbos ng kamote, sarap yun!

  2. Delicious! We cook it a bit differently but I really like the crunch of this vegetable. 🙂

  3. I might use some of the greens out of my garden for this one!

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