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Baby French Beans 干煸四季豆

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2


For the Ingredients

  • 100 g baby french beans
  • 70 g minced pork/chicken
  • 10 pcs of dried chilies
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • some cooking oil

For the Seasoning (mixed well)

  • 1 tsp shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp sweet rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp worchester sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

For the Minced Marinade

  • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp shaoxing wine
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil


  • Marinade the minced for at least 20 mins and set aside.
  • Trim both the ends of the french beans, rinsed with water, drained well and pat dry.
  • Heat up some cooking oil for deep frying the french beans. Once the hot becomes smokey hot, add the french beans quickly into the oil. The french beans will turn wrinkled in a matter of seconds once they are added to the hot oil.
  • Remove the french beans quickly and drain them well on paper towel to absorb the oil.
  • Heat up 1 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok. Add in the minced garlic, ginger and dried chilies and stir fried till fragrant.
  • Add in the minced pork/chicken and stir fried till almost cooked. Add in the french beans and seasonings respectively. Stir briefly and quickly for another 20 seconds to mix. Dish and serve immediately.