Chinese Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

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A classic Chinese side dish your entire family will love!


  • 1 pound Chinese broccoli (gai lan)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce


  1. Wash Chinese broccoli under water and drain well.
  2. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, broth, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  3. Place Chinese broccoli on a cutting board and slice 2 inches off the stems.
  4. In a large wok or deep pan over high heat, add vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add Chinese broccoli and saute for 5 minutes, tossing the broccoli every minute or so.
  5. Add garlic, toss and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add sauce and cook for 1 minute, or until most of the sauce has evaporated.
  7. Transfer to a plate and top with oyster sauce.


Keywords: recipe, Chinese broccoli, Chinese kale, appetizer, dim sum, stir fried vegetables

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