This side dish, was one of my favorites growing up! It is so flavorful, you won't be able to get enough of it! Enjoy!

Lanie
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir for a few minutes then add the green beans. Stir to coat with the flavors in the pan. Season with soy sauce and fish sauce and let simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in the water and let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until green beans are tender. Stir in tomato and season with salt and pepper before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

64.5 calories; 4.1 g protein; 12.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1731.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
This was awesome..the flavors really mingled together...I wasn't sure about it but I had everything and the fresh tomato liquified with the soy and fish sauce. This would be good to use with a bunch of different veggies like yellow squash zucchini mushrooms celery water chestnuts etc...I used a splash of sesame oil and a bit of chicken broth while cooking since the green beans do take a little longer to cook...sprinkled toasted sesame seeds on top when finished....Try it!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2006
The ingredients sounded promising and I really wanted to like this one but the fish sauce was overpowering and the soy sauce made it too salty. I couldn't eat it. Read More
(21)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
This was awesome..the flavors really mingled together...I wasn't sure about it but I had everything and the fresh tomato liquified with the soy and fish sauce. This would be good to use with a bunch of different veggies like yellow squash zucchini mushrooms celery water chestnuts etc...I used a splash of sesame oil and a bit of chicken broth while cooking since the green beans do take a little longer to cook...sprinkled toasted sesame seeds on top when finished....Try it!!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2006
The ingredients sounded promising and I really wanted to like this one but the fish sauce was overpowering and the soy sauce made it too salty. I couldn't eat it. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
This was awesome..the flavors really mingled together...I wasn't sure about it but I had everything and the fresh tomato liquified with the soy and fish sauce. This would be good to use with a bunch of different veggies like yellow squash zucchini mushrooms celery water chestnuts etc...I used a splash of sesame oil and a bit of chicken broth while cooking since the green beans do take a little longer to cook...sprinkled toasted sesame seeds on top when finished....Try it!!! Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2006
This recipe was great and delicious!!! I served it as a side dish and my family loved it! I added some stewed tomatoes to the greenbeans to give it a little zip. Thanks for the recipe and please post more vietnamese cuisine! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2008
These were really good. I only used 2 tbs of fish sauce and low sodium soy sauce. I simmered covered for 5 minutes then removed the cover. I tossed in a bit of crushed red pepper for a little spice. It was definitely a 4.5 Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2011
I used low sodium soy sauce and these beans were still way too salty for my taste (but I'll admit I'm not the kind of person that loves really salty foods). I won't make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2006
This was a good easy side dish that came out looking very pretty. I used low sodium soy sauce and the result was still rather salty but not overly so. Just enough. I decreased the amount of fish sauce to 2 tablespoons to be safe and I didn't think it came out tasting like fish at all -- and I hate fish so I'm very sensitive to fish taste. My husband who loves fish did think it tasted fishy but he liked the dish. The only problem with it was that after simmering on medium for about 15 minutes the beans still weren't tender. Next time I'll cover the pan while simmering so they'll steam more and get soft. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2012
Made this with asparagus....wow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2018
yes I omitted the tomatoes added some rice vinegar and a bit of brown sugar was so good had three plates next time will do with rice Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
05/20/2016
Way too salty even with reduced sodium soy sauce and using less of the fish sauce. Read More