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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Vegetables)

Dry Cooked String Beans Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-6

1 1/4 lbs

2 oz

2 tablespoons

2 oz

2 tablespoons

2 teaspoons

5 cups

1 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

String beans

Ground pork or beef

Dry shrimp

Salted vegetable or salted cucumber

Chopped green onion

Chopped ginger



Brown vinegar


Sesame oil

Soup stock or water

Soy sauce

Method :
  • Choose young, tender and short green beans. Remove tips and strings but do not cut smaller.

  • Soak dry shrimp in warm water about 10 minutes. Remove head and feet, chopped into small pieces.

  • Cut salted vegetables into small pieces.

  • Heat oil very hot, deep fry string beans until they are wrinkled for about 3 minutes. Remove beans and drain off oil from frying pan.

  • Pour string bean into the pan. Fry both side until dark brown. Remove.

  • Put back only 2 tablespoons oil in pan and fry the pork, chopped ginger, dry shrimp and salted vegetable, add salt, sugar and soup stock or water.

  • Add the string beans to frying pan, stir well over high heat until the sauce is gone.

  • Add vinegar and sesame oil. Sprinkle in chopped green onion. Stir well.

  • Serve hot with steamed rice.

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