Does anyone here prepare Chinese vegetables?
I recently went to a Chinese restaurant here in Albuquerque, and was quite excited when the owner told me about the different Chinese vegetables they have. Most of them are prepared quite simply: steamed, sauteed with garlic, or served in a light brown sauce. I've had gai-lan (Chinese broccoli), pea tips, and sweet potato leaves. I was excited about the sweet potato leaves because I knew I could probably grow them myself, but did not find those nearly as exciting as the pea tips and gai lan. She also told me about a vegetable called "hollow heart" that's in season over the summer months. I am hoping they will carry it.
The simple preparations at the restaurant were especially nice for allowing me to familiarize myself with the vegetables. Does anyone here cook them? What do you do with them. I might not let the dirt on the vegetables at the Branch 99 deter me so much now on the off-chance I am able to identify more of the vegetables now.