Saturday, July 3, 2010


I was planning on posting a funny post but it just could not be. The men in this house are sitting in their corners sucking their thumbs and sulking. Their all time favourite team are out of the finals for World Cup this time. That is serious matter to some. Mourn worthy.

So I'll just whisper to you.....I cooked long beans sauteed in garlic and minced meat. That's all I'm saying. It's good but it looks like it's not good enough to wipe out those long faces and furious eyebrows. As far as my men are concerned FIFA World Cup is so over. Yes. Who cares anymore. Yes. In this house FIFA World Cup officially ends here!

But the giveaway is still officially open a for few more hours. So go here for the GIVEAWAY !

The recipe ~

300 gn long beans
200 gm minced meat
2 pips garlic
1 red chillie
2 T oyster sauce
a few splashes of fish sauce
1 1/2 T cooking oil
some water or stock

Rinse then cut long beans into 1 inch lengths. keep aside. Pound garlic and chillie pepper in a pestle and mortar medium fine. 

Heat a wok. Pour in the cooking oil. Saute the garlic and chillie paste until fragrant on medium heat. Drop in the minced meat and stir until the meat browns. Add salt, oyster sauce and some black pepper if you like. Drop in the prepared long beans, add some water or stock, about 1/3 cup and stir fry the meat and vegetables until the beans are tender. If necessary add water a tablespoon at a time to keep the dish moist but not too saucy. Add salt to taste.


Luciana said...

Good evening, this recipe is very very good and inviting...compliments!!!!...a kiss, Luciana

pam said...

Certainly this would bring them out of their sulk!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! That's a lovely recipe with both veggie and meat.

pigpigscorner said...

Oh man...boys...I have one in my house too. Nevermind about them, I'll have some of that long beans and minced meat with rice please!

Love2cook Malaysia said...

I too became too sad since last nite...huhu! :D

Long beans looks really yumm...

Quinn said...

Zurin dear, this dish sounds like some dish my grandma would cook at home. Where is the belacan paste in this???

Nah....Zurin, I am never lucky when it comes to giveaway so I won't bother fighting for it and pass the opportunity to someone else instead.

You're such a kind lady to share! Great giveaways though!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This simple long bean dish look delicious.

WendyinKK said...

I love Jawa style long beans... wondering will you ever do a dish like that.

I've never tried long beans with minced beef, maybe I'll do that one day.

Karen | Citrus and Candy said...

Ahh these beans looks so homely... just like how mama use to make it *smile*

And condolences to the boys. What team were they crying over? If it makes them feel any better, my home team, England, crashed out in humiliating fashion *hides face in shame*. But at least I still have 1/2 teams left... oh poor boys :(

Sarah-Jane - said...

Thankfully, football doesn't exist in this house. My better half sensibly has no interest in it :-)

The beans look lovely. I haven't had beans in ages. I refuse to buy any more until the ones I'm growing are ready to crop. Then, there will be more beans than I know what to do with for quite some time.

Same with courgettes. None ready yet - but ONE plant currently has 10 growing on it and I've got 9 plants ! They crop until about October here - so once the season has finished I'll not want to see another courgette until next summer !

Lucky boys gettin such a tasty dinner Zurin. :-)

lots of love

busygran said...

Simple yet tasty. After eating your dish, the world cup will be history. ;P

Linda said...

Zu this looks wonderful...I will be making this soon! My boys are still fact they are watching right now! I am just staying out of the way!lol....

3 hungry tummies said...

It is over for us too but I 'll still eat some of the delicious beans!

Unknown said...

This is a dish that really has everything going for it, I love the long beans, the seasoning and I would enjoy it without the meat as well:)

baobabs said...

man, i love love love this dish!! My mother used to cook it alot because it was simple and cheap to make. In place of minced pork, she would use dry shrimps (hay bee) for that fishy sour taste and it adds another texture to the dish as well

baobabs said...

and how could I forget the belachan instead of red chillies! Yums, i'm inspired to cook this now


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