Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a six-inch tall vegetable with tangy green leaves. It’s tasty and resides in China. Give it up for gai lan!

That superstar intro didn’t tell you as much as we would have hoped, so let’s break it down. Gai lan is also known as Chinese broccoli or kale. The broccoli-esque veggie is a little leafier than its traditional counterpart, and can be used in salads or soups. But the sweet green flower heads on top and tangy leaves on the side set up for a perfect stir-fry. Now hit Chinatown! 

Use today’s Word of the Day: Wok Wednesday: Stir-Fry