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 recipe 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 or 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 tablespoon 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 in 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 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.

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