Recipe By Lanie
Published Apr 4th
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 64.5

This side dish, was one of my favorites growing up! It is so flavorful, you won’t be able to get enough of it! Enjoy!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons nuoc mam (Vietnamese fish sauce)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir for a few minutes then add the green beans. Stir to coat with the flavors in the pan. Season with soy sauce and fish sauce and let simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in the water and let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until green beans are tender. Stir in tomato and season with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 64.5
  • Carbohydrate 12.4 g
  • Fat 0.8 g
  • Fiber 4.6 g
  • Protein 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 1731.7 mg
  • Sugar 3.6 g


  1. yes I omitted the tomatoes added some rice vinegar and a bit of brown sugar was so good had three plates next time will do with rice
  2. Way too salty even with reduced sodium soy sauce and using less of the fish sauce.
  3. Made this with!
  4. I used low sodium soy sauce and these beans were still way too salty for my taste (but I'll admit I'm not the kind of person that loves really salty foods). I won't make them again.
  5. This was awesome..the flavors really mingled together...I wasn't sure about it but I had everything and the fresh tomato liquified with the soy and fish sauce. This would be good to use with a bunch of different veggies like yellow squash zucchini mushrooms celery water chestnuts etc...I used a splash of sesame oil and a - Read more ...
  6. These were really good. I only used 2 tbs of fish sauce and low sodium soy sauce. I simmered covered for 5 minutes then removed the cover. I tossed in a bit of crushed red pepper for a little spice. It was definitely a 4.5
  7. This was a good easy side dish that came out looking very pretty. I used low sodium soy sauce and the result was still rather salty but not overly so. Just enough. I decreased the amount of fish sauce to 2 tablespoons to be safe and I didn't think it came out tasting like fish - Read more ...
  8. The ingredients sounded promising and I really wanted to like this one but the fish sauce was overpowering and the soy sauce made it too salty. I couldn't eat it.
  9. This recipe was great and delicious!!! I served it as a side dish and my family loved it! I added some stewed tomatoes to the greenbeans to give it a little zip. Thanks for the recipe and please post more vietnamese cuisine!

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