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Kangkung with Air Fried Tofu & Dried Shrimps

A savoury spicy dish full of umami flavours!


  • 300 g Kangkung washed, soaked for a little while in a bowl of water and drained well before frying
  • 2 cubes firm tofu cut into smaller squares
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimps soaked in water for a few minutes
  • 3 cili padi
  • 1 shallot sliced or minced
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced or minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat AF at 180C. Cut tofu blocks into cubes, pat them dry then insert into air fryer for 5 mins. Done.
  • Drain the dried shrimps and pound with mortar and pestle. Add in cili padi and continue pounding to form a rough paste.
  • Heat a wok with 2 tbsp oil. Add in onions then garlic. Fry for about 30 seconds. Add in pounded dried shrimps and cili padi mixture. Keep frying until the dried shrimps turn a darker brown. ENJOY the aroma permeating your kitchen at this point!
  • Add in well-drained kangkung and mix until kangkung has wilted and stalks are tender. Add in air fried tofu cubes. Season with salt. Mix. Done.


  1. Wash the kangkung very well with water, then leave to soak in a bowl of water then drain completely before frying.
  2. Add more cili padi if you wish for more kick!
  3. You may salt the tofu cubes prior to air frying if you wish.