Stir Fry Baby Kai Lan with Garlic

Stir Fry Baby Kai Lan with Garlic

Kai Lan is a green leafy vegetable that’s widely used as an ingredient for Chinese stir fry. The vegetable is also referred to as “Chinese Broccoli” and “Chinese Kale”. Kai Lan has a slightly bitter flavor that can be overwhelming when cooked improperly. This vegetable is best known as a staple in Chinese cuisine, but is also featured as part of other South East Asian dishes. Stir fried Kai Lan is very easy to prepare, and has been known to help prevent cancer and aid in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.



500 grams Baby Kailan, washed and trimmed
½ cup oyster sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 ½ tablespoon sesame oil or vegetable oil
salt to taste
pepper to taste


Heat the sesame or vegetable in a wok or pan over high heat. Throw in the garlic and fry for 1 minute. Add the baby kai lan, continuously stirring. Once the vegetable has wilted slightly, add the soy sauce, sugar and oyster sauce. Season with salt and pepper and cook until it reaches a dark green color. If you find the flavor slightly overwhelming, you may dilute the dish with a little water.