Building a DIY Vegetable Peeler to Cut Water Spinach into Thin Strips

Are you looking for an easy and effective way to create perfect thin slices of water spinach, perfect for a delicious plate of vegetables? Look no further! In this article, we'll show you how to make a vegetable slicer that can help you achieve perfect results quickly and easily.


When you go to a market or store to buy pre-shredded morning glory, you may not know how to achieve thin and beautiful shreds. To help you with this, here are some steps you can follow:

1. Items you need

  • Knife
  • Medium-grade tape
  • Small plastic rope

Items you need
Items you need

2. How to do

Step 1: Start by using a knife to split the tips of the chopsticks at a depth of about 7-9cm, or equal to the length of the laminated knife you have prepared.

Step 2: Next, insert the laminated knife into the split groove on the chopsticks. Use the small plastic rope to tightly tie both ends of the laminated knife to secure it. (Refer to the image below).

Step 3: Finally, take the adhesive tape and wrap the twisted tail part onto the blade of the knife to help control the thickness of the shredded vegetables. You now have a convenient shredded morning glory knife.

How to do
How to do


It is recommended to use wooden chopsticks as they are easier to split. The laminated knife should be thin and sharp, so please handle it with care.

If you don’t have a small plastic rope, any other type of rope that can secure the laminated knife will suffice.

3. Finished product

After following the above steps, you will have a tool that makes shredding morning glory extremely convenient. With this tool, shredding morning glory becomes easier, resulting in evenly shredded and beautiful morning glory.

Finished product
Finished product

4. Tips for quick and beautiful shredding

  • Before shredding morning glory, soak it in water for at least 30 minutes to make it crispy and easier to shred.
  • To facilitate splitting, remove any smashed or stuck parts of the stem head from the white stalk.
  • Avoid splitting the morning glory too long, as the strands may tangle and become difficult to eat. Aim for a length of about 15-20 cm per bunch.

Tips for quick and beautiful splitting
Tips for quick and beautiful splitting

Source: Hoang Phuong Loan (Yeu Bep)

This article shares a method for creating a very thin shredded morning glory knife. We hope you find this method useful.