Gai Lan | Local Vegetable From China | TasteAtlas - Asian vegetables kai lan
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Gai lan or kai-lan is the Cantonese name for Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale; jie lan is its Mandarin name. It is a leaf vegetable with thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems, and flower heads similar to broccoli, another Brassica. Chinese Broccoli, or gai lan in Chinese, is one of the most popular Chinese flowers (probably a cross between gai lan and a Chinese leafy greens called yu.