If your knowledge of Asian greens stops at baby bok choy, meet Gai Lan, which is also referred to as Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale. It’s in the cabbage family, and one of the charming things about it is the long, leafy stalks have little green flower heads at the top, and it’s all edible. People comment that the stalks taste a bit like broccoli, which makes it a familiar, comforting flavor. Stir-fry or steam it or eat it raw, your choice!
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Walnut Sesame Gai Lan: It cooks quickly, and then marinates for a couple of hours in some seasoning.
Gai Lan and Oyster Sauce: a quick stir-fry splashed afterwards with oyster sauce!
Stir-Fried Gai Lan: Ginger and garlic are classic flavorings.
Tofu and Vegetable Stir-Fry: Main dish it and tweak this one to your liking!