Inventory, 30 lbs : 0.77
This item was last sold on : 04/20/18
Although Gai Lan varies slightly from one variety to the other, each plant produce thick green stems and branches with glossy variegated blue green to deep green leaves. When the plant matures they produce underdeveloped flower buds. The younger plants have crisper tender stalks and leaves. Gai Lan has a flavor similar to broccoli, both bitter and sweet. Its flavor mellows with cooking.
Gai Lan is available year-round.
Gai Lan, AKA kai lan, is a member of Brassica oleracea, the same family as kale, collard greens and cruciferous vegtables including broccoli and cauliflower. There are dozens of varieties of Gai Lan which may be found at markets and in seed catalogs under the name Chinese Kale. Gai Lan is harvested for its young stalks and white flower buds using the cut and come again method.
As Gai Lan is associated primarily with Chinese cuisine, it is often referred to being used as a stir-fry vegetable. It can be featured within a multitude of cuisines however, substituting for kale, broccoli and collard greens alike. Gai Lan pairs well with rich fatty meats such as pork and works well in cooked cheese dishes in addition to the traditional spicy dishes it is featured in within Chinese cuisine.
With origins traced to Southern Europe, Gai Lan was introduced to China centuries ago via the Portuguese. It is a hardy and vigorous cool season crop but can adapt to many climates, which make it suitable for year-round growing.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Dija Mara||Oceanside CA||760-231-5376|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|West Pac Noodle Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-6892|
|True Food-Fashion Valley||San Diego CA||619-810-2929|
|Cesar RSF||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1313|
|Supannee House of Thai||San Diego CA||619-795-8424|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
Recipes that include Gai Lan. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Virginia Park Farmer's Market
Thao's Family FarmsNear Santa Monica, California, United States
4495 S. Hughes Ave. Fresno 93706
About 35 days ago, 3/17/18
Spotter's comments : Gai Lan spotted at Virginia Park Farmer's Market.