I realised quickly after I got married that I could not identify my greens. I had the most embarassing experience of asking a complete stranger next to me at a hypermarket 'Uh...excuse me is this sawi?'
Needless to say she looked at me with this 'I-Feel-Sorry-For-Your-Husband-His Wife-Is-Such-A-Loser' look. Anyhow she shrugged and I left wishing they labelled the damn veggies. Slowly I learnt...sigh...I will never forget that aunty's look....
What you need:
One bunch of bayam - rinsed, washed and drained
Dried chillies (soaked in warm water for a few mins and cut in half)
Chopped garlic - 3 cloves
Pinch of salt
What to do:
Heat little bit of oil in the wok until hot.
Toss in the garlic and dried chillies and fry
Toss in the bayam and stir fry quickly - there will be a sizzling noise at this point as the veggies clash with the hot work - don't panic
Add some salt
Quickly stir again. Take off heat.
Tip: Give your arms a good workout by stir-frying fast. You don't want over-fried greens.
Goes well with some rice, some curry and freshly fried tenggiri.