5PM Question of the Day… What ‘s for Dinner?

 August 18, 2014
Posted by jenn

Have you ever gone to a restaurant that serves a dish which you could savor forever?.. FOREVER!!. Me too! And then, one evening when you’re wondering what to make you crave it? Again, me too!

One of my favorite local dinner spots is Burma Superstar on Clement St in San Francisco. Burma Superstar makes overwhelmingly flavorful dishes and has become a local favorite. Because I am, well, who I am I thrive on the challenge to make my favorite dishes at home and have them taste like the original, if not better.

One evening, with the help of a loyal friend, a lot of mistakes and testing – we came pretty close to making the amazing and elusive Back to Burma Superstar almost as spectacular as the original. The dish we were attempting to mimic is their Dried Fried String Bean dish. It’s stir fried string beans in a garlic and chili sauce. (btw, theirs will make your head spin).

Below is our best attempt and I do believe we nailed it.

                                                                                    (Modestly titled):   Dry Braised Green Beans to Die For

Beans –

– 1 pound Green Beans (rinsed and dried) and prepped.
– 1 tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a wok, heated on medium for 3-4 minutes.
– Add beans and reduce heat a teeny bit.
– Cook until beans turn brown on their edges. (8-10 minutes)
– Put aside

Sauce –

– 1 tbs. Minced garlic
– 1 tbs Minced ginger
– 1/2 tsp Sambal (a dash more won’t hurt)
– 1/2 tsp. Siracha
– 1 tbs. Soy Sauce
– 1/2 tsp. Sugar
– 1/4 tsp. Salt

Add sauce to wok with beans and saute for 4-6 minutes.

Serve. Eat! Yum!

Yes, this is the one I am making tonight! If you try it too let us know how you do!