This is the first time I have cooked Chinese broccoli at home and it won't be the last. We aren't big sweet fans, so I used only 1 teaspoon of sugar and followed everything else. Made to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
I had dim sum for the first time about a month ago and I've been dreaming about the Chinese broccoli ever since. This recipe tasted just like the stuff I had at the dim sum place. I used the water option in making the sauce (instead of chicken broth) and it tasted just fine. I also doubled the sauce since I don't have a small saucepan, and I'll use it on more gai lan and other green veggies later in the week.
With a little tweaking the basics of this could produce the really wonderful dish you get in Chinese restaurants. It was super overcooked, so I would check it at 1 minute (or just stir fry it), and use only oyster sauce for the topping; the sauce was too liquidy and wine-y for our tastes.
We love our greens and this tasted just like the ones they serve at Yum Cha, quick, easy and health. Made for ZWT 6
This was the first time I had ever eaten Gai Lan, and I really liked it. :) So did the guys. To me, the flavor was like a cross between Western broccoli and asparagus, with spinachy leaves. Good! The sauce was really nice, too. I left out the baking soda, as I was out, but otherwise made per recipe. Thank you for posting. Made for ZWT4.