Stir-fried Baby Corn and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

Baby Corn and Broccoli

Broccoli Stir-fry
Broccoli Stir-fry
Baby Corn and Asparagus
Baby Corn and Asparagus
Baby Corn
Baby Corn
Water Chestnuts
Water Chestnuts
Chinese Mushrooms
Chinese Mushrooms
Fresh Ginger Root
Fresh Ginger Root
Oyster Sauce
Oyster Sauce


Broccoli and Baby Corn in Oyster Sauce


Baby corn is a fairly recent addition to Chinese cooking. Most of it comes from Thailand and Taiwan. These small, tender ears of corn add color and crunch to any Chinese stir-fry. Just be careful that you don’t accidentally buy the pickled version, which is used for appetizers and salad plates. The Chinese version comes canned in water.


Baby corn and broccoli or asparagus make a wonderful combination for stir-fries either combined with meat or as a vegetarian dish. The following recipe pairs it with broccoli, Chinese mushrooms and water chestnuts in a tasty oyster-flavored sauce. Feel free to substitute asparagus for broccoli in this recipe.


This dish is substantial enough to serve just as it is but it can easily be paired with a variety of other Chinese recipes or even with hamburgers, meatloaf or chicken. Some possible Chinese pairings are:

Cantonese Barbecued Pork

Hunan Style Sliced Leg of Lamb

Sichuan Spiced Pork Strips

Sichuan Spicy Shrimp




Preparation Time:

40 Minutes

Cooking Time:

30 Minutes



½ Lb. of Fresh Broccoli Crowns (Cut into finger sized pieces) (You can substitute fresh asparagus in season)

1 15 Oz, Can of Baby Corn (drain and cut in half lengthwise)

6 Chinese Dried Mushrooms (soak the mushrooms in hot water for 30 minutes, remove the hard stems and cut each one in half)

½ Cup of Canned Water Chestnuts (cut in half crosswise)

1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

1 Teaspoon Minced Ginger Root

3 Tablespoons of Oil


Sauce Mixture:

3 Tablespoons Oyster-flavored Sauce

1 Tablespoon Thin Soy Sauce

2 Teaspoons Dry White wine

1 Tablespoon Water

1 Teaspoon of Cornstarch

½ Teaspoon Sugar

1 Teaspoon Sesame Seed oil


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Blanch the broccoli and baby corn and drain them.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and stir-fry the garlic, ginger and mushrooms for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the broccoli and baby corn and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Add the water chestnuts, stir in the sauce mixture and cook for another 30 seconds.
  5. Swirl in the sesame seed oil and serve hot with steamed rice.


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puter_dr 4 years ago from Midwest USA

Sounds good. I will have to give the recipe a try soon. Will have to see if I can find baby corn around here.

Btw, you might want to look at your summary. There are a couple misspelled words.

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rjsadowski 4 years ago Author

Most large grocery chains carry baby corn if they have a section on imported foods.

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nieve1279 4 years ago

well well puter_dr, that´s very big of you considering that most of your stupid simple recipes have , two instructions, and four ingredients of which two are probably salt and pepper, why don´t you brush up on your own pathetic hubs, and leave decent hard working people alone if you have nothing positive to say.

Hi rjsadowski, you don´t know me as this profile, i save it for rude ignorant idiots like this. loving your asian food a lot TR

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

yum, yum! I could eat most anything in oyster sauce. Thanks for another recipe!

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lemonkerdz 3 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

like the broccoli and ginger, not sure if im just very hungry at the moment:-) some of the simplist recipes are the best and healthiest, but everyone should try it. thanks for the hub

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