Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans

Gan Bian Si Ji Dou

Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a side dish or one of several dishes in a Chinese-style meal
    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Canon of Vegetables

A Canon of Vegetables

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2007

  • About

This simple but time-consuming dish is a classic of the cuisine of Sichuan, but it is not torridly seasoned with chilies or Sichuan peppercorns. This does not make it atypical. In fact it illustrates one of the fifty-six cooking methods of the Sichuanese canon listed in the standard Sichuan culinary encyclopedia and quoted in full in Fuchsia Dunlop’s Land of Plenty (2001), itself now the standard work on the subject in English. Can bian, explains Ms. Dunlop, i