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WATER SPINACH NOODLES RECIPE – For those of you who love simple easy-served menu for your sahur or iftar, we back with another recipe this time. The recipe we’re writing about today is an Indonesian dish called “water spinach noodles”. Let me tell you, this food is awesome and doesn’t take much time to cook. In this recipe, there are noodles as a source of carbohydrates, water spinach as a source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and you can add shrimp or beef as a source of protein.

You simply serve one dish only, then almost all of the nutrition and calorie needs in preparation for fasting a day will be fulfilled. This menu is certainly very practical for those of you who can’t wake up early in the morning. In less than 30 minutes, a delicious dish of water spinach noodles can be served. Water spinach has a calming effect, but if taken in excess can cause drowsiness. Therefore, we recommend not serving this water spinach on the day when you need a high concentration. Serve water spinach noodles  at Sahur time  on holidays so your activities will not be interrupted by drowsiness. Don’t forget to keep consuming fresh fruits when fasting, so the effects of drowsiness could be neutralized by the freshness of the fruit.

Water spinach noodles recipe, brought to you by www.Indonesian-recipes.com

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 2 packets of dried egg noodles, soaked in hot water, drain
  • 250 gr of fresh water spinach, flushed with hot water, drain
  • 150 gr of medium-size fresh shrimp, discard skin
  • 5 fried tofu, fried half-cooked, diced
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • Fried onions

Smooth seasoning

  • 6 shallots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp roasted coriander
  • 4 grains candlenut
  • 2 cm ginger
  • 1 cm turmeric
  • 1 tbsp salt

Other spices

  • 2 pieces of orange leaves
  • 2 pieces of bay leaves
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, pounded
  • 3 cm galangal, mashed
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tbsp fried garlic


  1. Heat oil, stir-fried mashed smooth seasoning and other seasoning  (except paste and fried garlic) until fragrant.
  2. Stir in shrimp, fried garlic, stir-fried until shrimp changes in color.
  3. In a saucer, combine water with rice flour.
  4. Add paste and rice flour water. Cook until broth thickens. Reduce heat.
  5. In a bowl, serve noodles, fried tofu, water spinach. Flush with shrimp broth, sprinkle with fried shallots on top. Serve warm.

All dark green leafy vegetables are packed with nutrients and water spinach is no exception. There are various names for water spinach. Also known as Water Spinach, Kangkung, Morning Glory, Pak Boong, Ong Choy, Chinese Spinach, Swamp Cabbage, Kang Kong, and many more, water spinach incredibly popular in Asian cooking. It is basically herbaceous aquatic or semi aquatic perennial plant that is found in tropical and subtropical regions.

Just like other dark green leafy veggies, water spinach is a powerhouse of nutrients that benefit your body as well as your skin and brain. The leaves of water spinach are extremely nutritious, containing abundant quantities of vitamins and minerals. They are excellent sources of dietary fiber, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. Young water spinach leaves has been and an excellent leafy green vegetable for people with anaemia and pregnant women who need iron in their diets. A tips for you, water spinach does not keep for long in the fridge, try to use it within a few day of purchase.


Noodles as a staple food in many cultures made from unleavened dough which is stretched, extruded, or rolled flat and cut into one of a variety of shapes will make a quick and easy snack in minutes. A bowl of warm water spinach noodles will surely make your sahur or iftar feels special.  We hope you and your family love this recipe. Enjoy!

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