[Recipe] Poached Spinach

Poached Spinach 

Spinach is very nutritious and is ideal for those recovering from an illness and has little appetite. It is soft and easy to chew, making it suitable for elderly and small children.
Chop it to small pieces to avoid choking on the strands, cook it with some minced fish or pork in a porridge/congee till it is very soft or to your preference. Add a dash of soya sauce for those with little appetite but it is not recommended if you are cooking it for small children, don't spoil their taste buds at this young tender age.

For the rest of us, spinach can also be good on its own as a cold salad/side dish.


  • 150g Spinach
  • Soy Sauce
  • Bonito flakes or White Sesame Seeds


  1. Blanch spinach in boiling water with a pinch of salt added 
  2. Remove spinach when it is bright green and rinse it with cold water 
  3. Squeeze out the water and arrange them neatly or roll them with a sushi mat and cut into sections. Can place it in the fridge to make it cold. 
  4. Transfer to a dish and sprinkle with bonito flakes/sesame seeds and a dash of japanese soy sauce just before serving. 

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