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.


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  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.