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XO Sauce Pork and Water Spinach Stir-fry

This XO Sauce Pork and Water Spinach Stir-fry is quick and easy to make in 30 minutes and jam-packed with flavor. Tender thin slices of pork belly meat, fragrant aromatics, and crisp and leafy water spinach get stir-fried in a savory and spicy sauce starring the King of Cantonese condiments – XO sauce!

Closeup of plate with thin sliced pork belly and water spinach stir-fry.

If you’re looking for an easy weeknight stir-fry that’s BIG on flavor, then this XO Sauce Pork and Water Spinach Stir-fry is for you! 

We have:

  • Tender, practically melt-in-your-mouth thin slices of pork belly meat.
  • Fragrant aromatics like garlic, ginger, fresh chilies, and spring onion. 
  • Crisp savory water spinach stems and earthy wilted dark green leaves.
  • The MOST delicious stir-fry sauce that’s full of all the BEST umami loaded sauces including the one and only, king of all condiments – XO sauce!
  • AND it’s an easy stir-fry that requires one wok (or pan) and is ready in 30 minutes

This recipe adopts the cooking technique from my Taiwanese lamb and water spinach stir-fry and flavors from XO sauce chicken & Chinese broccoli to make one irresistible dish.

Pair it with some warm steamed rice and you know you can’t go wrong!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Quick and easy to make! All you need is one wok and this dish will be on the table in just 30 minutes!
  • XO sauce is an umami BOMB! It adds savory and spicy seafood-y notes and plenty of BIG flavors to this stir-fry.
  • DELICIOUS water spinach. Being mild in flavor with a hint of sweetness and bitterness, the water spinach balances out the savory and spicy flavors in the sauce. 
  • Contrasting textures. The crunchy stems and wilted leaves of the water spinach pair beautifully with the tender pork belly.
  • Customizable. You can swap the pork for other thin sliced hot pot/shabu shabu meat such as beef or lamb shoulder. You can also use other Asian greens.
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