Stir Fried Mibuna With Garlic And Fish Sauce

Serves: 2


  • 1 bunch mizuna / mibuna, about 300 gm
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • thumb-sized knob of ginger
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 1/4 lemon, fresh
  • freshly ground black pepper


Wash and drain mizuna / mibuna. Roughly chop into 1-inch segments and set aside. Finely chop the garlic and shred the ginger into matchstick-like strips. Place a wide and shallow pan or a wok over a high heat. Add the two tablespoons of oil, then the garlic and ginger and toss around until golden.

Add the greens to the wok or pan and stir fry for one minute, stirring constantly. The leaves should soften but remain crisp. Add the fish sauce and stir, then sprinkle with freshly-squeezed lemon juice and black pepper. Serve warm or tepid.