'Chinese Buffet' Green Beans

'Chinese Buffet' Green Beans

roweena 9

"Every time my family and I go to a Chinese buffet we make a bee line for the green beans! This is a simple and tasty re-creation of that much loved side dish, goes well with any Asian meal. Make sure to slice the garlic, don't use a garlic press. Oyster sauce can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store, at an Asian grocery store, and online."


25 m servings 55 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 55 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
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  1. 239 Ratings


**IMPORTANT NOTE** Thanks to everyone who has tried this recipe! After reading all of the comments I think it is important to note that there can be a BIG difference between the "asian" store a...

oh these were so delicious! the only problem i had was that my oyster sauce was cold from having already been opened and stored in the fridge, and when it hit the wok it sort of congealed into ...

Thank you Roweena!!!! Loved this recipe! For years, my family also made a Bee-line for the green beans at the Chinese Buffet - we could have made a meal on the beans alone. Now, I can mak...

While these weren't the prettiest green beans I've ever made, they sure were one of the tastiest! Such great flavor! I didn't add the sugar and don't regret it. I added fresh minced garlic and...

yummy with a few tweaks (i'm used to certain green beans from yang chow in LA, CA). fresh green beans - steamed them till tender first and set aside (since cooking them with the garlic tends to...

These were okay but the flavors didn't stand out. We also thought that they were way too sweet. I may try again and leave the sugar out.

I have made similar green bean recipes before using only soy sauce but they never seemed just "right." The oyster sauce is the real key! This is an excellent side dish.

Great flavor - I followed the recipe exactly except to mix some sesame oil in with the peanut oil. The sauce is so tasty and you could add more veggies of your liking. A versatile recipe for s...

Usually the beans on the buffet are my favorite- these are not as good as the Chinese Buffet. Sugar was easy to burn. Next time will try steaming beans a little before adding sauce.