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Spicy Green Beans – Tuffy style!

On our first night in Portland we decided we wanted to nosh on some Thai food and found a spot walking distance to our hotel (of course, first we had to have a foiled attempt at finding pizza).

The spot we found is called Typhoon, and it seems to be a relatively medium sized chain in Oregon; site found here.

We ended up ordering some Penang Curry, fried rice, and Green Curry, and rather than ordering an appetizer I put in an order of spicy string beans, and they were awesomeeeeeeee. I knew I had to try my own version.

So I did! Sad news though -- I cooked them up late at night and just wanted to finish so I could shower and go to bed -- thus, no pictures. Nevertheless, heres the recipe:

Recipe: Spicy Green Beans

Follow these here steps:

  • 4 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp Veggie oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (or light, your picks)
  • 1.5lbs Green beans
  • 1 medium shallot minced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • Crushed red pepper flake (to taste)
  • Toasted sesame seeds (to desire)
  • Sriracha hot sauce (to taste)


  1. Start out by getting all your ingredients together
  2. Begin bringing a large pot of water to a boil
  3. Clean your green beans and mince your garlic and shallot
  4. Add green beans to boil and let boil for 3 minutes and prepare an ice bath
  5. Immediately remove and add to an ice bath, once cool stain to remove water
  6. Turn the stove to medium and in a large skillet or wok, add sesame seeds and toast them
  7. Add the veggie and sesame oil to the pan, and then add the shallot and garlic
  8. Once aromatic and softened, add in green beans, oyster sauce and soy sauce
  9. Toss everything around for 5 minutes or until heated and cooked through
  10. Add pepper and chili sauce to taste -- the flavor should be sweet mixed with heat, or just sweet -- not too salty
  11. Now om nom nom nom on them!

Cooking time (duration): 30

Diet type: Vegetarian

Meal type: supper

Culinary tradition: Thai

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

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