1 lb gai lan or 1 lb
garlic clove, sliced
( 1 inch piece, peeled)
toasted sesame seeds
3 tablespoons water or 3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon mirin or 1 tablespoon
- Gai Lan: Rinse gai lan and trim the end of the stems. Bring eight cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan or stock pot. Stir in salt, baking soda, garlic and ginger. Add gai-lan. Cover and simmer about 4 minutes, until the gai lan turns bright green and is tender-crisp. Drain and serve drizzled with the oyster sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
- Sauce: Mix oyster sauce with water or broth, mirin and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil to melt the sugar. Remove from heat.