Stir-Fried Water Spinach and Stir-Fried Kailan

There’s this cartoon on Nikelodeon call Ni Hao, Kai-Lan. It’s basically Dora the Explorer but with an Asian girl speaking Cantonese. If you don’t know Dora the Explorer, well, I feel sorry for you! Not really, I envy you. But anyway, Kai-Lan. When I first read the recipe, I thought “I’m going to eat a little Asian girl.”

But no, the kailan in this meal is actually Chinese broccoli. No cannibalism here! Broccoli and kailan belong to the same species but are in different groups. Kailan doesn’t really look like broccoli except for its very small and few florets; it’s more leafy than anything. Broccolini is actually a hybrid of broccoli and kailan. Science!



2 thoughts on “Stir-Fried Water Spinach and Stir-Fried Kailan”

  1. Despite what you say, this salty dish sounds deeeeelicious! 🙂 I will say, though, that with an Italian-sounding name like "Broccolini" you would never guess this veggie has a Chinese forebear


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