'Chinese Buffet' Green Beans


These Chinese green beans are a simple and tasty re-creation of the much-loved side dish that goes well with any Asian meal. Every time my family and I go to a Chinese buffet, we make a beeline for the green beans! 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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 tablespoon oil, peanut or sesame

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce


  1. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic; cook until edges begin to brown, about 20 seconds. Add green beans; cook and stir until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in oyster sauce, sugar, and soy sauce. Cook and stir until beans have attained the desired degree of tenderness, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

55 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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