Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry with Garlic and Oyster Sauce l Gai-lan

I found these fresh Gai-lan at WEMART at International City here in Dubai. Gai-lan or kai-lan is Chinese broccoli. It is a perfect side dish or viand in itself.

I saw it first in one of Marion Grasby's recipes and I thought I would like to try that vegetable. This veg is all new to me. I never had it before neither back in the Philippines nor here in the UAE. But it was available when we visited WEMART and I am all for it. The taste of gailan is bitter-sweet with a green, vegetable flavor.

Moving on to the recipe

This dish has 3 main ingredients

1 bunch of gai-lan- 340 grams (Good for 2-3 servings)
5 cloves of garlic or more if you are into garlic (minced)
3 tablespoons of oyster sauce. 

You also need 
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp of water
1 tbsp of soy sauce
salt & pepper, & to taste

How to cook Gai-lan

1. Wash gai-lan thoroughly and slice the stems diagonally into thin slices and the leaves chopped into big pieces.

2. In a hot wok or pan, add oil and saute garlic.

3. Add gai-lan stems first and toss for a minute before adding the leaves. Stir for another minute

4. Add water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, salt & pepper. Stir fry until the leaves are wilted but still bright green in color. Put a dash of sesame oil and toss a little more.

5. Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy with steaming jasmine rice or any protein you like.

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.


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