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 .
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 .