Food-Side Dishes,  Recipes-Side Dishes

Chinese Broccoli ( Gai Lan ) w/ oyster sauce

We were shopping at the korean market today when i ran across chinese broccoli , i remember my mom used to make chinese broccoli ( gai lan ) , except i don’t quite remember how it looks like . So i was happy when i ran across the vegetable and it said gai lan . I bought them , and cooked them for dinner . Turned out to be super yummy .. i miss this thing and looks like i’ll be buying more and more of this stuff everytime we make a trip to the korean market .

Direction : 

1 bunch of chinese broccoli

5 garlic cloves

1 inch of fresh ginger

3 tbsp. of oyster sauce

3/4 cup of vegetable or chicken broth

1 tbsp. of sugar

1 tbsp. of mirin

1. Wash the vegetable , just remove about 1/2 inch of the very end of the stems . Peel the garlic and smash not too hard , you want this still intact . Peel of ginger . Mix vegetable broth , oyster sauce , and salt , sugar and mirin , set aside .

2. Heat up oil in a large skillet , then toast garlic about 2 minutes until it’s light brown , add ginger , saute for 1 minute , then add the vegetable , turn it until it’s all covered with the oil . Then add the sauce mixture . And turn it around again . Cover for about 5 minutes .

3. It is done when the stems are easy to be poked with knife / pork . Remove the vegetables , add sesame oil into the rest of the sauce , and  you can make the sauce thicker or just leave it as it is .

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