The beauty of this simple dish is that it provides you with a broth to make your own spicy dip.
1 lb Chinese vegetable (bok choy, Chinese broccoli, mustard greens,...)
4 cups water
2 tsp salt
Pinch MSG (optional)
2 tsp sugar
4 garlic cloves, chopped
4 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
Yunnan Spices, ground
Wash, clean and cut the vegetable of your choice into 2-inch sections.
Boil water; add salt, MSG, sugar and vegetable. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes until the vegetables are still crispy.
Pour the broth and the vegetables into a large serving bowl.
Give each person a small bowl with garlic and cilantro. Each guest can then make a dip to their liking by adding some spices and a small ladle of broth.