We, fellow Malaccans, always claim that our Nasi Lemak Bungkus tastes better as we have kangkung (also known as water convolvulus or water spinach) in it. Only in the state of Melaka that I found kangkung is added into Nasi Lemak.
Kangkung stir-fry in sambal belacan is also one of my favourite dishes. Yum....yum.....
I still remember during our trip to Manado and Bunaken Island in Sulawesi, Indonesia, blanched kangkung is always served as a side dish with some chilli condiment. But the kangkung that we ate in Sulawesi are mainly grown in water. The stems are very tender and bigger.
Since I love kangkung, why not grow some in my garden? I would love to but I didn't know how. It was my neighbour, Aunt Thoong, who told me that she has grown some kangkung from roots. The kangkung roots were obtained from the kangkung that she bought from the market. Just plant the roots into soil and they grow easily. Aunt Thoong's experience triggered the interest in me to grow this plant.
In July during my visit to CETDEM's Organik Day event, I found Kangkung seeds for sale. Recently I sowed some of the kangkung seeds. Growing it is as easy as ABC.
On the 4th day, the seeds have germinated into seedlings. Really fast, huh?