Dry-Fried String Beans

Ganbian Sijidou

Appears in

Mrs. Chiang’s Szechwan Cookbook

By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

  • About

Flavor: Unique — Meal: Easy, Made in Advance

A gourmet friend introduced us to this famous dish during an expedition to one of Taipei’s finest restaurants. We would probably not have ordered such a mundane vegetable, but luckily we took our friend’s advice and discovered one of the more unusual and delicious specialties of Szechwan. Had we seen the string beans before we ordered them, our reluctance would have been even stronger; they are limp, shriveled, khaki-colored objects, cove