For a colorful and attractive Chinese meal you will need a few vegetable dishes. Here is one that I would suggest.

You need:

  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 500 g broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 dash sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seed (not roasted)


  1. In small bowl, combine cold water and cornstarch.
  2. Blanch the  broccoli for 2 to 3 minutes in a big pot of boiling water. Drain while still crisp and place in cold water to shock broccoli and stop cooking process. Drain again and set aside on a serving plate and keep warm.
  3. To prepare the sauce  combine chicken stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce sugar and sesame oil. Bring to boil.
  4. Add water and cornstarch mixture and stir until it thickens.
  5. Remove sauce from heat. Pour over broccoli.
  6. Top with sesame seed and serve immediately.