July 20, 2013

Chinese Buffet Green Beans Recipe

I love green beans. It is my favorite side dish. One of my favorite restaurants, Bravo, makes these green beans that are amazing. I could never figure out how to make them. No Bravo is not a Chinese restaurant. It is Italian. But, this recipe I found on allrecipes is the closest thing I have found to making my beloved Bravo green beans at home. If you like the green beans you get at Chinese buffets, you will love these. There is a secret ingredient that I would have never guessed to add which gives them incredible flavor.

  • 1 tablespoon oil, peanut or sesame
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
Rinse and trim 1 pound fresh green beans.

Heat peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.

Stir in the garlic, and cook until the edges begin to brown, about 20 seconds.

Add the green beans; cook and stir until the green beans begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the sugar, oyster sauce, and soy sauce. Continue cooking and stirring for several minutes until the beans have attained the desired degree of tenderness.

Ta-dah! You have these amazing green beans that are bursting with flavor. I eat tons of seafood and it pairs very well with salmon (shown above). The secret ingredient is the oyster sauce. Who knew?! If you try this recipe let me know what you think!


  1. Nice, going to try this thank you!

  2. These sound delicious. I love these beans at Chinese buffets and I can't wait to try them at home.

  3. This recipe sounds delicious. The combination of Oyster sauce and a little sugar often helps makes the veggies extra tasty and crisp.

  4. Now these I would love and must try. Love Chinese food and so glad you shared this post

  5. looks good!!! Just picked some green beans from my garden i'll have to try this!

  6. This green Bean recipe is incredible and easy to make with lots of flavor. I am all about flavoring my foods to make them taste great. I must make this recipe!

  7. Thank you for sharing this, I love this particular chinese dish.

  8. I cant wait to try this recipe.I love Chinese foods and fresh string beans are my favorite of all. thanks so much for the recipe they sound and look so yummy

  9. Mmmm... another really yummy recipe! I sometimes struggle to make my veggies most tasty. Not with this recipe. :) This is getting pinned to my recipe board- thanks!

  10. I just a big batch of 2nd planting green beans from my neighbor and I know that at least some of them are going to be used for this recipe! How wonderful a yummy recipe that doesn't massacre them!

  11. Ooh the Chinese buffet in Boise ID I go too has something very similar and I can never get enough, thanks for the recipe!


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