Chinese oyster sauce recipe
Restaurant-style Chinese Greens with Oyster Sauce Recipe – Read my 5 quick tips on how to cook Chinese greens
Your favorite Chinese greens (I used 6 baby bok choy for my dish)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce (Lee Kum Kee brand preferred)
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 dashes of white pepper powder
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon oil
Prepare the garlic oil first by heating up your wok and stir fry the minced garlic until they turn light brown. Dish out and set aside.
Heat up a pot of water and bring it to boil. Add two small drops of cooking oil into the water. Drop your vegetables into the boiling water and quickly blanch them for about 20-30 seconds (depends on the quantity). As soon as they turn slightly wilted, transfer them out and drain the excess water off the vegetables. Arrange the vegetables on a plate.
In a wok, heat up the cooking oil, and then add the oyster sauce, water, sugar, and white pepper powder. As soon as the sauce heats up and blends well, transfer and drench it over the blanced vegetables. Top the vegetables with the garlic oil and serve immediately.
I have been asked too many times how to make a simple Chinese greens dish ala Chinese restaurant style…so here it is, the secrets, tips, and recipe to make all your vegetables taste and picture perfect, just like top Chinese/Cantonese chefs do.
Chinese greens with oyster sauce is an easy dish to prepare but not many can make it right. I have seen too many overcooked vegetable dishes served—at homes and even at restaurants. Once you grasp the basic techniques and skills of making this dish, you can pretty much cook any vegetables or Chinese greens you want—choy sum, kai lan (Chinese mustard greens), bok choy/baby bok choy, or any green leafy vegetables.
Without further ado, I unveil the following secrets, tips and tricks after the jump….
Rasa Malaysia’s Guide to Making Restaurant-style Chinese Greens with Oyster Sauce:
- Buy fresh vegetables – select the freshest greens available in your market. Such as the baby bok choy shown in my pictures.
- Use garlic oil – I use a lot of garlic oil in my Chinese recipes. It adds a lot of depth to simple dishes and infuses the veggie with garlicky flavor and aroma.
- Use cooking oil wisely – Add a drop or two cooking oil into the water before blanching the vegetables. The cooking oil coats the vegetables so they look fresh and green, not purple.
- Don’t kill your vegetables, they are already dead! – Don’t overcook your vegetables by leaving them too long in the boiling water. Perfectly blanched vegetables should be somewhat crunchy, not limp and wilted.
- Discard excess water from the vegetables before plating/serving – Drain the water from the vegetables so it doesn’t dilute the sauce. Excess water in the vegetables will make your vegetable dish watery.
Now that you have the chops, complete your Chinese meals with a plate of fresh, green, and delectable Chinese greens. Trust me, vegetables never look or tasted this good from now on. :)magic hour nyc magic dance lyrics magic fingers magic of opposite word magic vs lakers magic about love magic as programming magic years magic pixies magic lamp magic xanadu magic underwear mormon magic behind the voice actors magic tiles magic for humans staged magic about book magic vs bucks past magic sets magic inside magic as a verb magic before dawn magic forest magic over disneyland magic kingdom open until midnight magic against dwemer magic armor 5e magic vs bucks magic bum leggings magic nails countryside magic initiate 5e magic to do magic-pak thru the wall unit magic needle magic springs magic the gathering bmagic1337 magic words thru the zodiac magic initiate 5e even magic square algorithm magic up materia ff7 remake magic with dogs everything is magic until it becomes routine emagic sounddiver vmagic target magic dental magic gif magic shop llc magic after dark city winery magic leap magic space next to church magic on main magic behind the scenes magic over zoom magic vs nets magic johnson magic past games magic zombie deck qmagic suction cup magic as opposed to magic magic in the air magic against steel dragons magic as an adjective jmagick java example magic over disneyland paris magic keyboard smagical retreat magic to do sheet music gmagick magic underwear magic mtgo magic wand magic nails countryside magic at your door magic keyboard ipad pro magic through glass magic before midnight magic user's club jmagick maven magic used auto parts magic leap magic oven magic valley electric rmagic rx8 wing magic x calculator jmagick java example magic in front of monkeys magic at mcdonald's fmagicline magic mike xxl magic springs magic behind words magic puzzle company magic roster magic as a name magic awakened cmagic5 magic bum 5th location magic island magic inside mlp magic near me gmagick vs imagick magic inside of you quotes magic wand made of hollywood magic without props magic magic game magic johnson magic your way bmagical magic near rhymes magic in me magic shows near me magic through music magic on main street magic from bmf magic vs bucks box score magic zendikar rising magic from the vault magic mixies cauldron magic cards near me magic in front of dogs magic with a kick magic vs bird magic sponge made of magic out to lunch magic between us quotes magic between us majix from cartel crew magic hat magic against dwemer do you believe in magic magic magic umagic osim magic depth chart magic outside of hogwarts magic before christmas christine feehan magic like meter magic about number outside magic sacrifice what are the 12 types of magic materia ff7 remake magic by txt magic off hand magic bum last location magic the gathering since magic around synonym magic city magic game imagicorps magic house magic by olivia newton john magic about water magic archer bmagical pajamas magic roster rmagick composite magic mountain front of the line pass magic seaweed magic the gathering contramágica jmagick download magic pro solar string lights magic out of this world magic xxl god magic among us apk magic outside the box magic years daycare magic dance lyrics magic behind the kunai magic quadrant gartner magic valley cinema magic at the musicals magic butter machine magic without lies magic xp osrs