Chinese Runner Beans recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Runner beans are tossed with oyster sauce, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and chilli in this easy peasy side dish. Serve it with some roast chicken, or griddled steak.


  • 350g runner beans, trimmed and sliced
  • 3 tbsp. veg oil
  • 2 tbsp. each soy sauce and oyster sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece root ginger, minced
  • 1 dried red chilli, crumbled


  1. Heat oil in a wok over a medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger and dried chilli and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the beans, toss to combine, add a few tbsp. water and cover. Steam for 8 minutes, or until tender.

  2. Take the cover off the pan, then add the soy sauce and oyster sauce. Increase the heat and bubble for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce is thick.

If you like, you can use a fresh chilli instead of the dried chilli. Recipe serves 2.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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