Bayam Masak Air (Spinach in Anchovies Broth)

Mother's Day began at the clinic to help 'repair' Din as he fights a stomach bug in bed, Izanna was down with fever, Izarra & Azuar was in the midst of exams. So, with almost half my family still spending most of the day in bed, I'm hoping a simple Plain Rice Porridge & Bayam Masak Air will do its work towards the healing process.


  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp anchovies
  • 1 bunch of spinach, cleaned & plucked
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 1 turmeric leaf, knotted

  1. Boil the water in the pot.
  2. Put the onions, garlic & anchovies in the water.
  3. Allow it to boil.
  4. Flavour with salt & pepper.
  5. Put in all the spinach into the boiling water and turn off the fire.
  6. Put in the turmeric leaf for final flavour.
  7. Serve with white rice & sambal.