Stir-fry Kailan with Beef / Pork

Kailan is not a vegetable that everyone likes as the taste can be slightly bitter. The usual way that I like to eat it is to stir fry this vegetable with a generous dose of hua diao wine and also some meat. My mum usually add pork but this time I decided to use beef instead.




  • 1 packet of kailan (choose baby kailan for less stems or bitter taste)
  • Sirloin or flank steak sliced thinly (I used 8 pieces of shabu shabu beef) / Pork
  • 3-4 slices of ginger
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • Olive oil

Marinade for Beef 

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp hua diao wine
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 dash of sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp of sugar

Stir-fry Sauce

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp hua diao wine
  • 2-3 tsp water
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp water



  1. Marinate beef for at least 30 mins or overnight
  2. Wash and cut kailan to uniform size
  3. Add oil and stir-fry beef / pork until redness is gone but no need to cook through
  4. Remove beef from pan and add some oil
  5. Fry garlic and ginger until fragrant
  6. Add stalks to fry first if there is a lot else add in all vegetables
  7. Pour in sauce once leaves become soft
  8. Add back beef /pork to stir-fry and pour in cornstarch mixed with water
  9. Wait for sauce to thicken then dish up

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