Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stir-Fry Long Bean With Preserved Radish

Fancy having some simple stir-fried vegetable for dinner? If yes, do try this simple and easy stir-fried dish. If you can't get hold of long beans, you may consider using some french beans (green beans) instead. Have a go and happy cooking ;-)

Stir-Fry Long Bean With Preserved Radish


200 g Long Beans, sliced (about 3/4 inch)
200 g ( 1 Packet) Firm Tofu, diced
3 Tbsp Chopped Preserved Radish
3 Cloves Garlic, chopped
2 tsp Oyster Sauce
2 tsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Peanut Oil
A few drizzle of Sesame Oil
2 Tbsp Water


In a wok, heat the peanut oil and fry the tofu until light golden brown in color. Drain well on a paper towel.

Then add the garlic and preserved radish and cook until fragrant. Mix in the long beans and tofu and continue frying for 2 minutes.

Add the oyster sauce and soy sauce and give it a quick stir. Then add the water and adjust the seasoning with sea salt. Continue stirring until the long beans is cooked and drizze some sesame oil before serving.


  1. My mom used to cook this dish for us. She will add some peanuts to it too. I really miss eating this.

  2. @ICook4Fun: What a great idea! Thanks and I will try adding some peanuts next time ;)

  3. Hi, can I get your advise on the preserved radish (choy poh).
    I'm confused with the many types sold & unsure which to buy for this recipe.
    1) Minced sweet preserved radish
    2) Minced salty preserved radish
    3) Preserved radish strips


  4. @Debby: #3 Preserved radish strips.