Wash individual stems thoroughly. You can break bigger stems into smaller pieces.
Gather all the ingredients on the counter.
In the boiling water, add a pinch of salt, and then add purslane. Cook for 1 minute.
Remove the purslane to a plate.
In a skillet over medium heat, add oil.
Once hot, add garlic, green onions, optional red chili peppers, sugar, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
Add the garlic mixture to the purslane. Toss the salad and enjoy!