Saw this bunch of lovely baby kai lan (kale) selling at the sidewalk outside Consfood. Usually, very cautious about veggies from China but just couldn't resist these. I soaked and re- soaked them in salt water for hours (ham choi, anyone?) hoping whatever chemicals present will leach out. Think that'd work? Don't know.
~Simply blanch in boiling water for a few minutes.
~Dunk into cold water immediately. Drain and arrange on serving plate.
~Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan, saute 2-3 cloves of chopped or thinly sliced garlic and a tbsp of julienned ginger until fragrant.
~Add 1 tbsp of oyster sauce and 1/4 cup of sweet rice wine, bring to boil.
~Add a tsp of cornstarch+ 2T water solution to thicken (optional). Off the heat.
~Pour sauce over the veggie and serve hot.
~Add some pacific clams on top if feel like indulging.
Chemicals laden or not, they were very tasty - sweet with a soft crunchiness. Can do without meat but got to have my rice.