Braised noodles with green beans or 扁豆焖面 is a household dish in Beijing, China. How I found out about this dish is a strange one. I was following a microblog of a Taiwanese celebrity and she was mentioning as a romantic gesture, her husband who’s from Beijing cooked her a vegetarian version of this braised noodles.
I was curious of course. After a little research on the net, apparently there’s no set ways to make this dish. Being a homestyle dish, I suppose there’s some degree of flexibility on how one can cook this dish. However, the general idea is this:
You add vegetables and/or meat, add soy sauce and some water, enough to make some broth then you add fresh noodles to cook in the broth, covered with a lid, until the noodles fully absorbed the broth. Then as a finishing touch, you stir in some fresh finely minced garlic. Hence the name braised noodles.