Stir-Fry Sambal Winged Beans (四角豆)

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Aromatic Delicious Crunchy Appetizing Beans

Ready : 15  mins [Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 10 mins † ExcludingSambal Prep Time] Printable Recipe


‘Winged beans’ are one of the most unique looking beans; it has four winged edges, thus sometimes, refers as ‘four-angled beans’ and has the most crunchy pods. This high-protein bean is not only delicious but also process a whole bunch of others nutritious benefits (Google and U’ll see). The Malay, in particular, served this raw. On its own, the winged beans are really quite bland, almost tasteless, so to enhance its flavor; Sambal belacan(chili shrimp paste) is a popular flavor’s condiment, while the bean itself provides the crunch. There is a popular dish call “Sei Tai Tin Wong” (in Cantonese) aka “Four Heavenly King” which consist of – Winged-bean, Long-bean, Petai and Brinjal (why Brinjal?? Not even a Bean.. well, U go figure..LoL). But as for now, The VianD will stick to just Winged Beans. Here’s The VianD’s take on Stir-Fry Sambal Winged Beans (四角豆).



  • Winged beans – wash clean and cut at an angle of abt. a centimeter thick.



  • None, all in the Sambal. ** Note : Just dash/pinch of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice – no rocket scientific measurement here. Always taste your Seasoning !!!


  • Step 1 : Start by bringing a pot of water to boil with some salt. Simply blanch the cut Winged Beans for a little while, less than a minute, quickly runs it thru tap water (to stop it from continue cooking – U don’t want soggy Beans). Drained and set aside. This step is really optional but it will help get rid of the strong greenish flavor which can be quite strong. 
  • Step 2 : Saute the minced pork and dried shrimp with some chopped Garlic till aromatic. Add ur Sambal, mix well. Add the Beans, add a little water, few quick stirs, making sure everything is well coated, crank up the heat, a few more quick stirs and ur plate of “Stir-Fry Sambal Winged Beans (四角豆)” is ready to be served hot with plain rice.

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