Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) and Beef

Recipe by Pepper Monkey


  • 1 -2
    lb lean steak, sliced thinly into one inch long pieces. (i usually get the presliced "stir fry" steak at my grocery)
  • 1
    bunch gai lan (about 2-3lbs, can be found in farmers market or ethnic grocer. Its a large leafy vegetable that tast)
  • 6
    teaspoons fish sauce
  • 6
    teaspoons sesame oil
  • 6
    teaspoons soy sauce
  • 4 -6
    fresh garlic cloves, chopped finely (must be fresh, not jarred)


  • Combine sauces and oil and marinate beef in them for about 30 minutes.
  • It should cover all of the beef.
  • If not add more in even amounts.
  • Meanwhile wash gai lan well and cut into three to four inch pieces.
  • (Note: seems to taste better when leaves and stalks are attached) 5-A Boil a large pot of water 5-B When water boils drop pieces of gai lan into boiling water and remove when desired softness.
  • (I like mine a little crispy) Heat a frying pan or wok over medium high heat.
  • When pan is hot, sauté garlic in about 1 tsp of oil until just lightly browned.
  • Be careful-- this will sizzle a lot.
  • When garlic is browned dump in the beef with marinade and sauté until done.
  • Serve over steamed rice, and Chinese broccoli.
  • Use remaining sauce with rice and veggie.
  • NOTE: This might be too salty for some. I suggest using a lite soy sauce instead of regular to reduce the salt content some.