Dim Sum Guide: Chinese Broccoli

 Posted by on March 31, 2012 at 7:34 am  Food & Cooking  No Responses »
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Chinese broccoli

Chinese broccoli

Chinese broccoli (gai lan) is one of my favorite vegetable dim sum dishes. This dark green leafy vegetable is typically steamed or poached until the thick stems are slightly crunchy on the outside but tender inside. The oyster sauce that is drizzled over it contrasts well with the slightly bitter taste of the vegetable. Chinese broccoli, a member of the mustard family, has a stronger flavor than its Western broccoli counterpart.

This dish is usually considered an “extra large” dish so it will be more expensive than others. But it tastes great, is good for you, and is well worth the money.