This is an amazing dish that I grew up with (and my parents as well). We eat this 2-3 times a week!
It seems like my dad has dozens of recipes for tasty green bean dishes both at home, and restaurant-style.
This recipe is one of his more healthy varieties that packs just as much crunch and deliciousness as any other out there.
Fun facts about green beans
27M tons of green beans are consumed every year. Interestingly, while China produces around 75% of the world’s green beans today, they are said to have originated in Central and South America thousands of years ago.
- Only in the past several hundred years did green beans become a staple of the typical Chinese diet, following the explosion of international maritime trade in the 1500s.
- These are often called string beans, because long ago, they used to have a thick, fibrous string that ran along the seam of the pod. Nowadays, through plant-breeding, this thick string mostly no longer exists.