Chinese Broccoli

Thai: ???????? (pak kaa-naa)

Chinese BroccoliChinese Broccoli is a very tasty green which is often found in fried noodles. I’m not sure why it’s called Chinese Broccoli in English, for the flavor isn’t at all like Broccoli… It’s called “Gai-lan” in Cantonese. You can usually buy different stages of growth at the market, from young leaves to fully old plants with flowers. The stems get tougher as they age. I prefer the ‘medium’ size ones. If you get full plants, they’ll have flowers, and the flowers will be white.

Storage: Store your veggie in a bag in the fridge. Make sure it’s not too wet or it’ll rot. Use it in a few days or it’ll turn yellow.