How to cook Kangkung Belacan

Kangkung Belacan

Kangkung, also spelled kangkong belacan is a common dish in Singapore. This dish is easy and simple to make.

Kangkung Belacan is a classic Malay recipe stir fried with spices and served hot at dinner!

Recipe for Kangkung Belacan


  • 300gm Kangkung (Water Spinach)
  • Oil
  • Salt and msg to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp, soaked in hot boiling water until softened, drained
  • 3 chilies
  • 3 red onions, peeled, sliced
  • 2 garlics, peeled, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon belacan (Shrimp Paste)


  1. Grind the spice paste ingredients until smooth
  2. Put the cooking oil in a wok over medium-high heat, add the spice paste and cook for 3-4 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add in Kangkung, and stir-fry at high heat until well mixed (This should take less than 2 minutes!).
  4. Add salt and msg to taste. (Add very little salt to taste as the belacan is already salty)
  5. Do not over-cooked! Kangkung tend to softened very fast.
  6. Searve hot over steamed rice and bbq fish.
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  1. jing loong

    kang-kong must eat almost immediately. if not, it will turn dark. this vegetable is cheap. i think 1 kg only 1$.

  2. Anonymous

    cheap vegetable..