Gai lan. It’s the Chinese leafy vegetable you see in most traditional Chinese menus and dim sum restaurants. It looks like broccoli rabe and is usually served with oyster sauce or other brown sauce and with lots of yummy garlic bits. I’ve stir fried the Chinese broccoli with garlic, soy sauce, broth and sesame oil, and topped it with a little oyster sauce for extra flavor.
If you are not used to shopping at an Asian grocery store, finding Chinese broccoli can be a bit of an adventure. The leaves can look very similar to other leafy greens such as ong choy, choy sum, bok choy, and tatsoi. My first two trips I walked back and forth between the aisles comparing one veggie to another until I finally gave up and asked for help.
Rinse the broccoli. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
Slice off part of the stems and sautee the vegetables.
Add the sauce, toss and cook until most of it has evaporated. Serve immediately.