A tasty side dish of French Beans Indonesian style.

  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbs Sambal Oelek
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1 ltr (2 pint) tin French beans or 1 kg (~2 lb) of fresh beans
  • 3 tbs Kecap Manis (a commercially available thick, sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tbs cooking oil
  1. Fresh bean option: {Prepare fresh beans by washing and cutting into appropriate lengths. Add these to water in a pot with some salt and simmer until cooked. Drain and set aside}.
  2. Dice the onion and crush the garlic.
  3. Fry in the oil for several minutes.
  4. Add the Ginger, Sugar and Sambal oelek and fry for a further minute.
  5. Dice the tomatoes and add with the juice to the onion mix. Bring to boil.
  6. Add fresh/drained beans and kecap manis. Heat  and add optional toasted sesame seeds.