Pak Boong Morning Glory Dinner in Bagnkok

Dinner in Bagnkok: Swamp Cabbage aka Pak Boong aka Morning Glory

In Southeast Asia, this green delight is known as water spinach, river spinach, water morning glory, water convolvulus, or by the more ambiguous names “Chinese spinach”, “Swamp cabbage” and “Kangkong”. I kinda like the swamp cabbage moniker.

In Thailand, it’s called “Pak Boong” (ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง่) and I order a plate of it just about every time we eat Thai cuisine. The above image is from last night’s roadside dinner feast with Pad Thai and a thirst-quenching bottle of cold Chang. Photo of me @Charlotte