Sayur Bening

A simple broth with a spinach-like vegetable

2 cloves garlic
1 1-inch piece of ginger, broken open
¾ tsp salt
gula jawa [palm sugar] to taste

3–4 cups bayem [amaranth]
1 ceme [loofah or sponge gourd], sliced
1 tomato, chopped

  1. Boil spices in 1 cup water.
  2. Add vegetables
  3. Simmer for a few minutes
  4. To eat: scoop out the vegetables onto a bed of rice. Eat with lots of sabal bawang, and tahu/tempe bacem.
Serves 2