A typical set of Malaysian meal would usually consist of white rice, 1 or 2 (or sometimes 3 or even 4) meat and/or seafood and vegetables dishes. One of the many reasons why I hardly ever cook before. The other reasons varies from 1) i was lazy 2) my aunties/cousins are all great cooks so i just go to their houses 3) 24hrs restaurants/stalls are everywhere.
The using of oyster sauce and garlic is very much chinese influenced dish. I love this dish since the beans are kept crunchy and not chewy and using minimum ingredients. And for this dish, I really do use minimum ingredients. If you dont already have oyster sauce at home, you can get it from the asian aisle at the regular supermarket. My personal favourite brand is Lee Kum Kee but I am sure other brands are ok too.
Green Beans with Oyster Sauce
A handful of green beans, ends trimmed (you can either leave as 1 long piece or cut into 2)
2 garlic, thinly sliced
half red chili, thinly sliced
1 tbsp oyster sauce
A pinch of sugar (optional)
1 tbsp cooking oil
half cup water
1. In a wok or frying pan, heat the oil on high heat and saute the garlic
2. Add water and let it boil. Add oyster sauce and sugar, stir.
3. Add green beans and chili, stir once or twice and cover. Turn the heat to low. 1 min.
4. Uncover and stir one more time.
5. Serve immediately.