Asian Green Beans Garlic Stir Fry

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If you love green bean, you definitely must try Asian green beans garlic stir fry with egg recipe! This is a very delicious Chinese dish you can make easily at home and the best thing is it’s keto-friendly!

asian green bean with egg
Asian Green Bean with egg

I love simple home cooking dish. The simpler it is, the more tempting!

Sometimes cooking daily for the whole family can be a burden. Most people will experience this. You have no idea what to cook. It is better to plan ahead, I know.

But, some days you are just going to wake up with temporary amnesia, not knowing what to cook. This is where simple dish comes to the rescue!

At least it has saved my cooking quest for so many times! Like this asian green bean eggs for example.

Every household will have eggs in the refrigerator. All you need to buy is a pack of green beans. Garlic is just like a staple thing in the pantry.

So these three ingredients can create something wonderful on the dinner table and you will love it!

Asian Green Beans

Asian green beans or some people call it string beans, is crunchy vegetable that is also sweet and juicy. Almost every Asian restaurant has Asian green beans in the menu with so many variations.

Most of the dish are made in a very simple way with garlic and soy sauce, deep-fried, or stir-fried. They are all super delicious, crispy and very tasty!

asian green bean
Asian green bean

And the best part is: making Asian-style green beans at home is super doable! It is very easy to make and takes only a few minutes to serve on the dinner table.

Green Beans

There are many names for green beans. You may have heard snap beans or string beans. They are all the same and always in season.

People call it string beans because you can see a string that runs along the seam of the bean when you snap off the ends.

The snap sound that comes out when you snap the ends makes it called snap beans. (1)

Green beans are even safe eaten raw after you wash them properly. You can eat them fresh or frozen. Moreover, it takes only a few minutes to cook them and you can still get the crunchiness.

Green Bean Nutrition

One cup of green beans (100 g) has 31 calories. (2)

  • 1.8 gr protein
  • 7 gr carbohydrates
  • 0.2 gr fat

Green beans are also a good source of vitamin C, K, B6 and A and minerals such as iron, potassium, and folate .

Asian green beans are a good source of complex carbohydrates and fiber. Its glycemic index is 32 (3) so it is low glycemic, meaning the effect of the food on your blood sugar is very low.

This is one vegetable that is so easy to cook. You can just easily steam it for 5 minutes and then add some butter and salt on top and…voila! It is done!

Asian Green Beans Garlic with Egg Recipe

My family loves green beans so much we almost have it every week. Our most favorite one is green beans stir-fry with eggs. It is so easy to make and it’s never enough for us.

Only 3 ingredients are needed here!

  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Eggs

And the seasonings are also very simple!

Salt and pepper. If you like to add cooking wine, it will be even more delicious! But this is optional. Some people can’t put any alcohol in the food, so it’s okay to not put any into it.

  • 250 gr string beans
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp cooking wine (optional)

Step By Step

  • First, wash clean your green beans. Cut both ends, slice them according to your preference. I like to slice them slanting in 2 cm, so it has sharp edges.

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  • Heat the wok and put some cooking oil. I always use coconut oil or lard for cooking. Let the oil heat up until you can see some smoke. Put in the minced garlic or just crush your garlic. This is up to your preference.

  • Sautee the garlic until it is a bit golden brown.

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  • Afterwards, put in the sliced green beans. Stir fry until they look a little darker in color.

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  • Pinch some salt and stir into the green beans.

  • Sprinkle some cooking wine. I would recommend white wine so the flavor will be stronger. Stir fry. Please keep in mind, white wine is optional. Use water instead for those who can’t use wine.

cooking wine

  • Cover with lid for one minute to cook up the green beans.

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Cover with lid for a minute
  • Take off the lid. Create a space in the middle by pushing aside all the green beans.

asian green bean

  • Pour in the eggs. Let the heat cook up the eggs first, leave it unstirred. This way you will get big chunks of eggs.

4 eggs
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  • Pour the eggs in the middle. After that, use the spatula to break the egg yolks, but still let them remain untouched for a while.

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  • After one minute, stir to let the eggs mix with the green beans. Push the green beans to the middle part.

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  • Afterwards, put in the remaining salt and then pepper. Stir fry until the eggs are all cooked up.


  • If you like big chunks of eggs, do not stir too often. I like some big chunks, so I only stir once in a while.

  • Finally, turn off the stove and serve in a plate. Your Asian green beans garlic with eggs are ready! Enjoy!

simple chinese dish
Asian green bean with egg


If eggs aren’t your thing, feel free to skip them altogether. Opt for a delightful stir-fry of green beans with garlic alone or substitute the eggs with mushrooms!

For spicy food lover, just stir fry green beans with chili oil, it would be super delicious!

Alternatively, if you prefer a different seasoning, substitute the salt and pepper and instead, use the soy sauce and oyster sauce. It will be superb!

You can also substitute the eggs in this recipe with bacon. Cut the bacon in bite sizes and reduce the salt in the recipe. They are super delicious!

And if you need a substitute for green beans, have a look at this article from Chris, at Superb Salt.

Now if you try this Asian green beans garlic dish and you like it, please tag me on Instagram or leave a comment here!

There are other Asian recipes I have in this blog, Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry, Kikurage Mushroom Chicken with cauliflower.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: What is Asian Green Bean with Eggs?

A: Asian Green Bean with Eggs is a popular dish in many Asian restaurants. It is simple and very delicious. Moreover, it is super easy to make at home.

Q: Can I use frozen green beans for this recipe?

A: Yes, you can use frozen green beans if fresh ones are not available. However, please understand that the texture may be a little bit different from the fresh ones.

Q: Is this dish suitable for vegetarians?

A: Yes, Asian Green Bean with Eggs is suitable for vegetarians, but not for vegans. Substitute eggs with mushrooms for your vegan friends.

Q: Can I add meat to this recipe for extra protein?

A: Certainly! You can add bacon, chicken slices, or pork.

Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time?

A: This dish is best enjoyed fresh. However, you can prepare the ingredients ahead.

Q: What are some variations of this dish?

A: Experiment with different ingredients to create more variations. You can use mushrooms, bacon, chilli oil, or chicken slices.

Q: What should I serve with Asian Green Bean with Eggs?

A: This dish is best served with warm white rice or noodle.

Q: Is this dish gluten-free?

A: The main ingredients are all gluten-free and of course it is certainly safe if you are on a ketogenic diet.

Here is a complete list of Asian egg dishes that you must know, if you love egg:

20 Asian Egg Dishes

asian green bean with egg


Yield: 3-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Here is a super easy recipe for egg with string beans! It is keto friendly and very healthy and delicious!


  • 250 gr string bean
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp white wine


1. Slice string beans around 1-2 cm thick. You can slice them slanting or straight according to your taste.


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