Asian broccoli-rapini. Asian broccoli, Gai Lan is like rapini. With its small stems, green heads and leaves, Gai Lan is sweeter or less bitter than rapini. An ideal vegetable to stir-fry with meats or other vegetables. Gai Lan can also be used raw in salads (like broccoli) or steam cooked as a side dish. Low in fat. High in vitamin A. High in vitamin C. Source of fiber. California grown.