Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce 蠔油芥蘭

{Recipe} Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce - Super Easy Vegetarian Dish

This simple but tasty Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce dish first appeared on my Chinese New Year Cookbook

If you work long hours and have little time to cook a real meal, you’ll love this Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce dish I am sharing today. This 2-ingreident-vegetarian dish is totally healthy and full of nutritional benefits. healthy and full of nutritional benefits. Best of all, it takes less than 15 minutes to make!!

A few years back, as a young busy working professional myself, I personally struggled to maintain a good work and life balance. One day I just felt so sick and unhealthy I became conscious about what I put in my mouth.

{Recipe} Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce - Super Easy Vegetarian Dish

Now, I am proud to claim that I no longer rely on calorie rich but nutritionally poor food to get through the weeknights. Instead, I cook quick and light meals such as this Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce dish.

If you have downloaded my Chinese New Year Cookbook, you’d remember seeing the recipe. However being such a popular dish, Chinese Broccoli with oyster sauce is typically served year-round in all occasions.

{Recipe} Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce - Super Easy Vegetarian Dish

Chinese broccoli, or Gai Lan 芥蘭 in Cantonese, is a leafy green vegetable similar to broccoli rabe. The tender and fresh Chinese broccoli is packed with vitamins and fibers, making it a great vegetarian dish ingredient.

You can serve Chinese broccoli in many different ways. My favorites are to stir-fry or make thiChinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce dish.

{Recipe} Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce - Super Easy Vegetarian Dish

If you heart vegetables and have ONLY 15 minutes for cooking, give this recipe shot. You’ll probably fall in love with it just like me!

And I know that not everyone lives close to Asian grocery stores. If you can’t find Chinese broccoli, try the recipe with regular broccoli – still delicious 🙂

Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce 蠔油芥蘭

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time:8

Cook Time:7

Total Time:15

Make this traditional Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce dish following this step-by-step recipe at yireservation.com.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch Chinese broccoli (gai lan), rinsed
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

Directions:

  1. Separate the Chinese broccoli sterns from the leaves. Cut the stems in half lengthwise
  2. Add the salt and oil to a pot of boiling water. Blanch the leaves for about 1 minute over high heat. Remove the access water in a colander and transfer to a serving plate
  3. Blanch the sterns separately in the same pot of boiling water for about 2 minutes until the sterns are tender crisp. Remove and drain in the colander. Place on top of the blanched leaves
  4. Combine the oyster sauce with sugar in a bowl. Drizzle the oyster sauce mixture over the Chinese broccoli and serve warm