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This popular oriental vegetable is one of the most beautiful leafy greens. Perhaps it is the exquisite emerald green stems or the thick, glossy leaves, they are always a sight to behold and a delight to eat. Kailan is a fantastic vegetable chimera - with the florets of broccoli raab, the stems of asparagus, and leaves like tender collard greens. One of the best ways to enjoy Kailan is to cook it Hong Kong Style. The vegetables are either blanched or steamed first, then topped with a little oyster sauce. The beauty of this dish is in its simplicity. It compliments chicken, fish or meat dishes and brings out the exceptional flavour and sweetness of Kailan.
Kailan 'Kichi' is a uniform variety with large blue green waxy leaves. It shows some tolerance to Downy Mildew and has excellent stem and bud eating quality. It has a mild flavour with a sweet and slightly bitter bite, and it’s perfect for stir-fries or any other light heat/quick cooking method.
The advantage Chinese broccoli has over standard broccoli is that it can be harvested only 8 to 10 weeks from sowing, after which it can be used as a green vegetable, in salads, or in stir-fry. Its complex, but not overwhelming flavour is a nice change of pace from regular broccoli or simple spinach.