Yardlong beans, also known as asparagus beans and Chinese long beans, are a variety of the cowpea that is grown for its immature edible green pods. Yardlong beans are more tender, crisp, and flavorful than common string beans. Yardlong beans are commonly stir-fried with other flavorful ingredients such as shrimp paste, soy sauce, and fish sauce.
Uses: Cut yardlong beans into manageable sections. Stir-fry on high heat until blistered with minced pork, garlic, chilies, and fish sauce.