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Dry-Fried Long Beans and Minced Pork with Olive Vegetables

Simple and easy to make, Chinese dry-fried long beans with minced pork dish seasoned with umami-packed Chinese olive vegetables. Delicious mixed with rice for a quick and flavourful meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Asian, Main, Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks


  • 1 bundle yardlong beans (Chinese long beans)

Ground Pork Marinade

Sauce Ingredients



  • In a medium bowl, marinate the ground pork with 1½ tablespoons of soy sauce, white pepper, cooking wine and mix well and set aside.
  • Wash the beans under cold water and cut off the ends and discard them.
    Chop the beans up into bite-sized pieces, I like to cut them into 1-2 inch length pieces.
  • Finely mince the garlic and slice the ginger and set it aside.

Cooking the Chinese yardlong beans

  • In a wok or frying pan, set the stove to high heat and add about 3 tablespoons of oil
  • Once the oil is hot, add in the ginger and toast it until it has turned golden. (approximately 1-2 minutes)
  • Add in the garlic and brown for 30 seconds
  • Add in the ground pork and break it apart while cooking it. Cook it until it is fully cooked and brown (approximately 10-15 minutes)
    If water comes out of the pork, keep cooking it until all the water has evaporated and the pork has a chance to brown.
  • When the pork is done, stir in the dark soy sauce remove the pork from the wok onto a clean plate and set it aside for later. You can also remove the ginger slices as well and discard them.
  • Re-heat the wok or frying pan to high heat with 1-2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add in the beans (be careful if your beans are wet they may splatter)
  • Spread out the beans so they get as much surface area to touch the pan as possible so that they can blister more quickly. Cook for approximately 5 minutes until they are blistered and soft.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and continue to stir fry for 20 seconds
  • Add back in the cooked pork and add the olive vegetables as well. Stir fry for a few more minutes and plate it.
  • Serve hot with a side of rice or noodles


  • You can substitute green beans for yardlong beans


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg