broccoli, 200 g
garlic, 5 cloves
chicken essence (chicken stock/bouillon) or monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately used according to one's personal taste.
1. Shred the broccoli with scissors and place into a plate.
2. Remove the garlic skins, clean them and then finely chop them, and place on a small dish.
Step 1: Place a wok on low heat. Add half a wok of water and a little bit cooking oil. Add the broccoli shreds when it boils. Boil it for 1-2 minutes until 60% cooked. Turn off the heat, and strain the broccoli through a colander and place it into a small basin.
Step 2: Pour away the water, and place the wok over a high heat until hot. Add some cooking oil, swirling to coat sides. Add the chopped garlic, and stir-fry for about 10 seconds until fragrant. Add in the boiled broccoli shreds and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add some salt, chicken essence and 1/3 bowl of water. Stir-fry it for 10 seconds on high heat.
Step 3: Turn off the heat, and remove the broccoli shreds out and place onto a plate. Add the wet cornstarch into the remaining juice in the wok. Stir it well over high heat. Spoon it out and pour onto the cooked broccoli shreds on the plate.
Broccoli with Garlic is cooked. Take it to the dinning table finally.