String Beans With Garlic & Hoisin Sauce

beans and garlic

For a quick side dish, sometimes I like to saute some green beans. This is like a side dish you find at many Chinese restaurants except the green beans are swapped out for the thinner string beans, which I was just in the mood for.

Other variations of this side dish which I still want to try out include oyster sauce, black bean sauce, soy sauce, or red wine. They all sound appealing to me but that will have to wait for another day. This one was very simple to put together and it goes well as a side dish or a snack, as I still wanted to add some more protein into the meal.

Oh, and the chilies on the side from my grandma are a must for me. I try to sneak in something spicy into every meal.

string beans with garlic & hoisin sauce

String Beans With Garlic & Hoisin Sauce

4.5 from 2 votes
A simple and delicious Chinese twist on making string beans packed with flavor.
BY: Huy Vu
Prep: 7 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 17 mins


  • 10 oz string beans
  • 2 tsp oil for saute
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • water


  • Cut ends of string beans off and chop into 3-4″ pieces
  • Saute garlic in 1/2 the oil until slightly brown, remove garlic from pan
  • Saute string beans on medium into 1/2 the oil until cooked through, but not too limp.
  • Add hoisin sauce and just enough water to spread the sauce to fully cover beans. Return garlic to pan to warm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 0g | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 489IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: string beans with garlic
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3 comments on “String Beans With Garlic & Hoisin Sauce

  1. Lea says:

    I just want to clarify the amount of green beans to use. Am I supposed to use 10 ounces of green beans?

    1. Huy says:

      Thanks for pointing that out Lea I fixed it. Yep! It should be 10 ounces.

  2. Maxwell Harkin says:

    4 stars
    Great recipe! I added some chilli flakes for an extra kick. Thanks!

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