Stir Fried French Beans

Stir-Fried French Beans, also known as “Sautéed Green Beans,” is a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish. This simple and flavorful stir-fry features fresh French beans sautéed to perfection with garlic and seasonings. The dish’s popularity lies in its quick preparation, vibrant color, and the delightful crunch of the tender-crisp beans. The combination of the earthy French beans and aromatic garlic creates a delightful harmony of flavors, making it a sought-after choice among diners seeking a light, nutritious, and comforting addition to their Zi Char dining experience.

Why Do People Love Stir Fried French Beans

People are drawn to Stir Fried French Beans for various reasons. Firstly, the dish offers a vibrant burst of colour on the plate, making it visually appealing. The bright green beans add a refreshing touch to any meal. Secondly, the quick stir-frying method used in this recipe ensures that the beans retain their crispness and natural flavours, providing a satisfying crunch with each bite. 

Stir Fried French Beans is also a versatile dish and can be paired with a wide range of main courses, making them a fantastic addition to any meal.

Making Stir Fried French Beans Yourself

making Stir Fried French Beans yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 500 grams French beans, ends trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 10 grams toasted sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Stir Fried French Beans

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger. Stir-fry for 1 minute until fragrant.

Step 2

Add the French beans to the pan and increase the heat to high. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until the beans are crisp-tender and slightly charred.

Step 3

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Pour the sauce over the beans and toss well to coat. Continue to stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes until the beans are evenly coated and the sauce has slightly thickened.

Step 4

Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the Stir Fried French Beans to a serving dish. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, if desired.

Serving Stir Fried French Beans With Other Dishes

Stir Fried French Beans complement a variety of main courses and can be served alongside dishes such as grilled chicken, steamed fish, or even a tofu stir-fry. The crispness and vibrant flavours of the beans provide a refreshing contrast to the main dish, creating a well-rounded and satisfying meal.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Vitamins and Minerals: French beans are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  2. Dietary Fiber: French beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion, aiding in bowel regularity, and supporting heart health.
  3. Low-Calorie Option: The dish is low in calories, making it suitable for those watching their calorie intake while enjoying a flavorful meal.
  4. Antioxidants: French beans contain antioxidants that help protect the body from oxidative stress and free radicals.
  5. Balanced Flavor Profile: Stir-Fried French Beans offer a delightful balance of textures and flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  6. Quick and Easy: The dish is quick to prepare, making it a convenient and delicious option for a busy mealtime.
  7. Vegetarian-Friendly: Stir-Fried French Beans are suitable for vegetarians, providing a nutritious plant-based option.
  8. Versatility: This dish can be customized with additional ingredients like garlic, onions, or spices, adding extra nutritional value and enhancing its taste.
  9. Nutrient Retention: Stir-frying French beans helps retain the nutritional value of the vegetables, making it a wholesome and nourishing dish.

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang For An Authentic Zi Char Experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Stir Fried French Beans without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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