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  • Author: Chef
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Method: Steam
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Diet: Vegetarian


450 g broccoli florets

15 ml neutral oil

1 clove garlic (minced)

30 ml water

15 ml oyster sauce or vegetarian oyster sauce

2 teaspoons light soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper or black pepper


  1. Using one of our suggested steaming methods (bamboo or metal steamer, wok with steaming rack, a metal steaming basket, or our no-equipment method), bring water to a boil, place the broccoli into the steamer set-up, and cover.
  2. Steam over medium heat for 4 minutes (for crunchier broccoli) to 7 minutes (for more tender broccoli), until the broccoli is still bright green but cooked to your liking. Cooking time will also depend on the size of your broccoli florets—less time for smaller florets, and more time for larger ones.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the oil and garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, or until the garlic softens (there shouldn’t be any browning). Add the water, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, sesame oil, and pepper. Stir the ingredients together, and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, turn off the heat.
  4. Plate your steamed broccoli and drizzle with the sauce. Serve.

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