Try this quick and easy Vegetarian Kangkong with Quail Eggs recipe for a savory and healthy lunch or dinner with the whole family. It’s a delicious Filipino vegetable dish that is so affordable, simple, and palatable!
What is Vegetarian Kangkong with Quail Eggs?
This Vegetarian Kangkong with Quail Eggs is a savory Filipino vegetable dish that is super simple to make. It is one of the classic dishes that you can find in many Filipino homes. It is mainly made of stir-fried kangkong (water spinach) in a savory oyster mushroom sauce with hard-boiled quail eggs.
It is a delicious and nutritious side dish or main course that is so perfect to pair with steamed rice. If you are looking for a budget-friendly and healthy dish for vegetarian family lunch or dinner, this recipe is so perfect for you!
Health Benefits of Kangkong (Water Spinach):
- Helps fight anemia
- It boosts the immune system
- Helps in treating liver problems
- It reduces cholesterol levels
- Prevents constipation
- It is anti-diabetic
- Helps maintain good eye-sight
- Improves skin health
Tips and Procedures:
- Clean and trim the kangkong or water spinach properly.
- Feel free to add chili if you prefer a spicy version.
- Any green leafy vegetable can be used as a substitute if kangkong is unavailable. You can also use a mixed vegetable with the quail egg.
- It is best to have everything ready before cooking to avoid overcooking the kang kong and turning it dark.
- You may use a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, a little water for the savory sauce.
- It is better to add the chopped kangkong stalks into the pan first and cook for 2-3 minutes, then the leaves afterward, and cook for a few seconds.
- For vegans: Feel free to omit the eggs and replace them with fried tofu or mushrooms. Then, use any vegan sauce of your choice that is suitable for this dish.
- Feel free to use snow pea, carrots, cabbage, green peas for other versions of vegetable dish with quail eggs.
- Storage: Keep in an airtight container and place in the fridge that can last for a day or two.
How to Make Vegetarian Kangkong with Quail Eggs :
Listed below are all the ingredients you will need:
- vegetable oil
- kangkong also known water spinach – you can find this at your local asian market
- oyster mushroom sauce
- ground black pepper
- quail eggs – you can find this at your local asian market
In a heated pan over medium-low heat, add oil. Next, sauté onions and minced garlic for a minute:
Add in the kangkong and stir fry for 3 minutes on medium-high heat. Add in the oyster sauce and the water and bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes:
Season with cornstarch, salt, and ground black pepper to taste. Add in the hard-boiled quail eggs and mix:
Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions:
You may include or omit the kangkong stalks in cooking this Filipino food, depending on your preference.
In the Philippines, they can be easily bought in the local markets. You can buy them in Asian grocery stores or online shops, too.
You may simply cook mixed veggies and add the hard-boiled quail egg.
Vegetarian Kangkong in Oyster Sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ cup onions thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 3 cups kangkong
- 6 pieces hard-boiled quail eggs
- ½ cup oyster mushroom sauce
- ½ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a heated pan over medium-low heat, add oil.
- Next sauté onions and minced garlic for a minute
- Add in the kangkong and stir fry for 3 minutes on medium-high heat.
- Add in the oyster sauce and the water and bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Season with cornstarch, salt, and ground black pepper to taste.
- Add in the hard-boiled quail eggs and mix.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately with steamed rice.