Snake Beans with Tofu

Preparation info
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Appears in
Thai Food and Cooking

By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson

Published 2011

  • About

Another name for snake beans is yard-long beans. This is something of an exaggeration but they do grow to lengths of 35cm/14in and more. Look for them in Asian stores and markets, but if you can’t find any, substitute other green beans.


  • 500 g/ lb long beans, thinly sliced
  • 200 g/7


  1. Bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the beans and blanch them for 30 seconds.

  2. Drain the beans immediately, then refresh under cold water and drain again, shaking well to remove as much water as possible. Place in a serving