Monday, August 11, 2008

Yau Kai Lan

Foodbuzz has a research program on and i have opted-in and promised to try and post 5 recipes in a week for a month. Boy, do i know what i am getting myself into? Well, a promise is a promise and i will try. This is the first recipe of the week and do come back and look for the next.


1 lb kai lan aka chinese broccoli
2 tbsp oyster sauce
4 tbsp garlic oil


Clean kai lan by removing the hardy outer stem using a vegetable peeler.

Wash and drain

Make garlic oil, by chopping up several cloves of garlic, put them in a bowl and top with cooking oil. Microwave a minute at a time until garlic is slightly golden. The garlic will continue to cook in the hot oil, so do not wait until the garlic turns brown)

Put water to boil, add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar and 2 tbsp cooking oil.

When the water is in high boil, add in the kai lan.

Cook until the kai lan turns green and tender.

Remove and drain well.

Add in the oyster sauce and garlic oil.

Bon Appetit



Little Corner of Mine said...

YES! Finally I can see a more active blog from you! BTW, did you receive any e-mail that said you are in? Or it's automatically considered us in when we e-mailed our info. to them?

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favourite green veggie dishes. Love how yours turn out so vibrantly green. I usually have to shock mine in ice water to keep it nice and green.

lilyng said...


oh boy, it is hard to find time to keep the blog active with so many visitors from out of town and so many activities and chores in the summer.

i think it must be automatically considered as i too did not hear from foodbuzz

shu-wen said...

Hi, i will try it this weekend. Normally my kai lan i will just cook the kai lan and then put oyster sauce on it. Yours looks yummier :)

lilyng said...


to keep blanched veg green, a very tiny pinch of baking soda can be added to the boiling water but nutrients will be loss.

Anonymous said...

To keep the veggie green add 1 or 2tsp of oil into the boiling water will do.

Jen said...

I wonder have you try to cook silverbeet before cause I don't seem to able to find it

lilyng said...


i am sure if you google silverbeet, you should be able to get some recipes on how to cook them

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