Chili garlic stir-fried greens

We love Asian greens. And these days it’s easy to find many varieties, like long beans, gai lan, yu choy, choy sum or bok choy at most grocery stores, and of course Asian markets. Here, we chose gai lan for its distinctive bittersweet flavour, however any type will work perfectly with this delicious recipe.
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Chili garlic stir-fried greens
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  • 6Servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola or peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Thai chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch Asian greens
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


In large skillet over medium-high heat, place oil, ginger, and chili. Cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute to flavour the oil. Add in greens and stir-fry until just tender. Remove from heat and stir in sesame oil. 

If the variety you choose has tougher stems, add the stems first and cook for an extra minute before you add leaves.