Chinese broccoli recipes

Chinese broccoli recipes stashed!


Chinese broccoli is more commonly known as gailan (芥兰). Unlike most green leafy vegetables, the stems are nicer than the leaves. They are typically stir-fried with fresh seafood or pork or beef and served with rice.

Ingredients
200g chinese broccoli
150g pork belly or streaky bacon
3 cloves garlic
1 big onion
6 small red chillies
1 tomato
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
3 tbsp water
Cornstarch solution
Cooking oil

Seasonings
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp sugar

  1. Slice the pork belly into thin slices
  2. Heat oil in a wok and fry the pork slices until golden and crispy
  3. Remove onto kitchen towel to absorb excess oil
  4. Wash the chinese broccoli and remove the leaves from the main stalks
  5. Cut the leaves into bite-sized pieces
  6. Peel the tough outer skins of the stalks and slice into bite-sized pieces
  7. Quarter the tomato
  8. Slice the garlic, chillies and onion into thin slices
  9. Combine the ingredients of the seasonings
  10. Heat up 1 tbsp cooking oil in a wok and gently fry the garlic slices
  11. Add the onion slices and chillies and fry till fragrant
  12. Add the chinese broccoli, tomato, water and the seasonings
  13. Stir fry and toss well
  14. Add the crispy pork belly
  15. Drizzle the shaoxing wine and thicken the sauce with the cornstarch solution
  16. Plate and serve

Chinese broccoli with fresh fish slices

Ingredients
300g Chinese broccoli
200g grey mullet fillet or any white meat fish
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp shredded ginger
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp cornstarch solution
Cooking oil

Fish marinate
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame seed oil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp corn flour

Seasonings
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sesame seed oil


  1. Wash the chinese broccoli and remove the leaves from the main stalks
  2. Cut the leaves in half or thirds depending on its length
  3. Peel the stalks if the outer skin is tough and cut into similar lengths as the leaves
  4. Bring a pot of water to a boil with some sugar and cooking oil
  5. Blanch the chinese broccoli for a minute or 2 before removing and rinsing it under running water
  6. Wash the grey mullet fillet and slice them
  7. Marinate them with the fish marinate with corn flour added last
  8. Combine the seasonings together
  9. Heat 1 tbsp cooking oil in a wok and gently fry the garlic and ginger
  10. Add the chinese broccoli, water and seasonings and stir fry quickly
  11. Add the fish slices and let it cook for a few minutes
  12. Thicken the dish with the cornstarch solution
  13. Plate up and serve

Chinese broccoli with mushrooms and ground pork

You can also use fresh shiitake or chinese mushrooms. Wipe them with a clean towel and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Ingredients
250g chinese broccoli
3 dried shiitake mushrooms
100g ground pork
1 tsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp cornstarch solution
Cooking oil

Seasonings
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp sugar

  1. Separate the chinese broccoli leaves from the main stalks
  2. Cut the leaves into bite-sized sections
  3. Peel the stalks if they are too thick and cut into slices
  4. Soak the dried shiitake mushrooms in warm water until rehydrated
  5. Remove and cut into slices, do not throw the soaking water
  6. Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch the chinese broccoli
  7. Remove, drain off excess water and arrange them on a serving plate
  8. Heat up 2 tbsp cooking oil in a wok and gently fry the garlic until fragrant
  9. Add the minced pork and stir fry to separate the lumps
  10. Add the mushrooms and 50ml of the mushroom soaking water
  11. Combine the seasonings together and add it to the wok
  12. Toss to mix well and thicken the sauce with the cornstarch solution
  13. Remove from heat and pour it over the chinese broccoli before serving