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gai lan Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce and fried shallots

Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce is a classic Chinese cuisine. And, many authentic Chinese restaurants serve this delicious gai lan vegetable dish like yu choy sum as a dim sum item. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 119kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 1.5 pounds Chinese broccoli (gai lan)
  • some Water for boiling Chinese broccoli
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil ½ tablespoon add to water to boil gai lan and ½ tablespoon add to garlic
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Fried shallots for topping

Sauce mixture:

  • 2 tablespoons Oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil


  • First, minced 4 garlic cloves and set them aside. 
  • Next, soak 1.5 pounds kai lan in water for 15 minutes and wash them a few times. Then, boil a pot of water. Add ¼ teaspoon salt, ½ tablespoon vegetable oil and washed gai lan. After that, make sure kai lan is completely immersed in water and boil gai lan for 2-3 minutes.
  • After, take them out and put them on a plate. 
  • In a container, add 2 tablespoons oyster sauce, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon brown sugar and mix them well. 
  •  Put ½ tablespoon vegetable oil into a pan and minced garlic. Then, stir fry them a little bit. 
  • Pour the oyster mixture sauce and keep stirring the sauce and let it simmer for a minute. 
  • When it is ready to serve, pour the sauce over and sprinkle 1 tablespoon fried shallots. 



Cooking tips for how to cook Chinese broccoli: 

  • Boil gai lan with some salt and vegetables oil can make and keep a bright nice green color. 
  • Make sure they are completely immersed in water. 
  • Don’t over boil them it takes around 2-3 minutes. 
  • Cook the sauce and simmer for a minute. 
  • Pour the sauce over when it is ready to serve. 


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 951mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4460IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 4mg