Chinese beef and string beans recipe, entitled Niu Jou Szu Ch’ao Pien Tou Szu in Chinese.
Do not overcook the beans; overcooked beans turn yellow and lose flavour.
The measuring cup used is American, holding 236 ml of liquid.
The servings in the original recipes in The Art of Chinese Cooking were small, on the assumption that several dishes are to be served, as is usual at a Chinese dinner. I have stated serving sizes here as if the dish is to be the only main course – if several dishes are to be prepared, the serving figure could be doubled.