My Go-To Side: Gai Lan Oyster Sauce Stir-Fry Recipe (Chinese Broccoli)

Could greens really be this good?? Every time I eat this dish I am surprised how much I am enjoying a plate of green vegetables. The combination of gai lan (aka Chinese broccoli) and savoury oyster sauce is a match made in heaven and a classic for a reason.

You might be familiar with a Chinese restaurant dish with steamed long stems of gai lan with oyster sauce drizzled on top, and this is a similar idea except BETTER! It’s all cut up so you don’t have to try to eat whole stems of gai lan and trying to be graceful about it, and because it’s stir-fried, the flavours of the sauce are mingled with the vegetables, not the mention the soft, chunky garlic pieces are the cherry on a sundae!







About Pai:

Pailin β€œPai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at .

What do you think?


  1. After searching for many videos on gai lan this is my fav! I have the most random question what is the knife you're using!?? Thanks! πŸ™‚

  2. I'll certainly try this recipe. Have you made khao soi on your channel? I made it a few times, it tastes like Thailand, but want to make sure I am close to making it traditionally

  3. This is the best video on gai lan I have ever seen. Definitely like this way better than the traditional Cantonese way.

  4. Thank you for the lovely and simple recipe to make a delish Kai Lan. Tried it and it turned out yummy! I took your advise and added in a bit more garlic as I love having more of them too πŸ˜ƒ

  5. Good afternoon, I love watching you cook all those delicious recipes and, I enjoy eating Chinese cuisine and vegetables but, can you explain about the the pots and pans that is use and, why does the pots gets soooo (DIRTY) in the bottom of the pan doesn’t the food take burn please can you do an episode on Pots and Pans. Thank you!πŸ™….

  6. Here in Malaysia, we also call it "kai lan", we also usually stir fry this with oyster sauce and salted fish. we call it "kailan ikan masin", (Kai lan with salted fish)… Really really good with rice, omelette and sambal… πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

  7. Great video. Should have added a bit of toasted sesame seeds on top.
    BTW. Do you have time to watch your full video? Try it. It's tooooooo long.

  8. Quarantine makes one realise the value of vegetables that last Long in the fridge. Could not agree more
    Cutting knife πŸ”ͺ looks TOP class, was it made in Japan?
    When pounding the garlic , do folk add dried shrimp 🦐 and coriander root as well?

  9. How fun! Growing Gai Lan right and the first signs of flowers have appeared so I'll be making this soon!

  10. This is indeed very delicious and sooooo simple to make. Just made this for lunch today. Thank you, Pailin for sharing this awesome recipe!

  11. Oh that is such a timely recipe! After stuffing myself with meat, root vegetables, and gravy, it's time for some light savory sides, eh?

  12. Sa-wat-dii Khrup Nong Sao Pailin's Khrup That Dishes You Showing us it Was So Good After i Watch Your Video And i Fellow Your Steps But i Add Some Big Shrimp And it Tastes So Good i Love Your Recipes Khaawp Khun Maak Khrup Nong Sao Khon Suuai Pailin's For Sharing us Recipes i'm From Mission BC πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜šπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Œβš˜πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  13. Just the way I make it! Love this channel. Thanks for the reminders. This is one of those dishes that I can't believe how over priced it is at the restaurant.

  14. Anything with garlic YUM! I would have to travel 90 miles one way to get Chinese Broccoli but I do have veggies, oyster sauce and of coarse garlic so this will be on the menu tonight using another vegetable. My mouth is watering at the thought. Thank you and I appreciate no loud music like some have no matter how good someone is loud music and I HAVE to turn it off or migraine time. It's morning and my mouth is watering for my vegetables tonight. New subscriber from Montana.

  15. What's funny is regular broccoli the florets are super yummy, but definitely for gailan the stems are the tastier portion.

  16. Looks perfect! So that goes well with San Francisco style garlic noodles as well? I can imagine the perfect combination already!πŸ˜‹

  17. I just love.. love.. LOVE… your cookery videos!!! I am confident that with your help and guidance I will be become proficient at Thai /Asian cooking at some point. πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ˜€

  18. Your videos are so easy to watch. You present very well. And I have tried two of your recipes they both turned out super yummy! You are a treasure find!