After washing the Gai Lan, trim off the leaves so you have manageable pieces to eat with chop sticks. I left the pieces whole but one could cut them even smaller.
The vegetable is par-boiled in hot boiling water for 2-3 minutes, until the leaves wilt. The Gai Lan is then dropped into icy cold water to keep the vibrant color.
3 Tablespoon water
3 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1 Teaspoon soya sauce
1Tsp Sesame seed oil
1 tsp sugar
Black pepper and red pepper chilies
garlic cloves, minced
Mix together and beep in Microwave 1 -2 minutes until sauce is hot
Pour sauce over the parboiled broccoli. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the veggies.
My friend did stir fry the parboiled vegetable in hot oil, after he had browned the minced garlic and chile flakes in the hot oil. Since I was braising beef chunks in the oven, I placed the serving dish with the Chinese broccoli and sauce to warm up before serving!
The recipe was a winner, and I will be making it again. Although my 4 1/2 year old grandchild was most disappointed that when I said I was serving dim sum, it was not steamed BBQ pork buns!