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Stir-Fry Sweet Potato Leaves With Roasted Shrimp Paste

Sweet potato leaves are edible, and is an excellent source for Vitamin A and C. It is another great tasting and healthy quick stir-frying vegetable dish you should include for your family. This dish was simply fried with some chilies and roasted shrimp paste. The end result is a spicy and yet, fantastic stir fried vegetable that can either be a great side dish or a healthy vegetable dish to go with some steamed rice.

Stir-Fry Sweet Potato Leaves With Roasted Shrimp Paste
(Printable Recipe)


1 Bunch (about 400 g) of Sweet Potato Leaves, cleaned and cut into 1 1/2 inches in length
1 Tbsp Dried Prawns, soaked for 10 minutes and drained
5 Thai Bird's Eye Chilies, chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Tbsp Salted Soy Beans, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tsp Roasted Shrimp Paste (Belacan), crumbled
1 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Peanut Oil
Sea salt to taste


In a large wok with high heat, add the oil and cook the dried prawns until crisp.

Toss in the garlic, chilies, shrimp paste, salted soybeans and give them a very quick stir. Then add the water spinach, oyster sauce and have a quick stir again. Mix in the water and adjust the seasoning with sea salt and continue to cook for about a minute or until the vegetables are cooked. Serve immediately.


  1. belacan is so great in stir fry's! So pungent, yet sooo good. We love to use rau muong/water spinach as in your prior post.

  2. Where does one even get sweet potato leaves?? I wouldn't mind trying them out!

  3. Are you sure these aren't snow pea shoots?

  4. @Ravenous Couple: I couldn't agree more with you and water spinach is my favorite too.

  5. @Muneeba: In Vancouver, you can get sweet potato leaves from chinatown.

    @Anonymous: No, they are not snow peas shoots. In fact, I have a simple stir-fry snow pea shoots. Will post the recipe soon.


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