Chinese broccoli is also known as jiè-lán or gai lan. It pairs well with most Chinese dishes.



Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Pour about 1 inch of water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Place Chinese broccoli in the saucepan and cover with the lid. Cook until stems are tender, 2 to 5 minutes. Use tongs to transfer to a plate.

  • Mix oyster sauce, brown sugar, and sesame oil together in a bowl. Drizzle sauce over the cooked Chinese broccoli.

Cook's Notes:

When purchasing jiè-lán, choose stalks that are on the thinner side, preferably no larger than 3/4-inch. Cut any that are thicker than that lengthwise, while ensuring there are leaves on both sides.

If you wanted to make this as a stir-fry instead, you can use smashed garlic cloves and slices of fresh ginger.

Nutrition Facts

116 calories; 2.5 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 325 mg sodium. 21.6 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g protein; Full Nutrition