Dau Toi Xao Chung – Garlic Green Beans Stir Fry with Egg

I know I’m already failing my new year’s resolution and it’s been a slow few weeks, but it’s because I just started working again since I have a light class schedule. So it’s been busy busy busy! Also, I’ve been cooking up lots of non-Vietnamese dishes, too. I promise we’ll get back in the groove again.

I decided to jump back with a simple dish. I wasn’t really planning on putting it up, but I felt like something should be since it’s been a while! In our daily Vietnamese dinner (which comprises about 5-6 days of the week), we normally have several dishes served family style. It’s usually a meat dish, vegetable, and a soup served with a bowl of rice to ensure we’re fulfilling our food pyramid. This is just one of those vegetable dishes that I personally love and I find easy eat. It’s just an everyday dish served with rice – nothing you would see in a restaurant. Fulfills your daily vegetables and is quite delicious!

Dau Toi Xao Chung (Garlic Green Beans Stir Fry with Egg)


  • 1 lb of green beans – cut into 1/2-1″ pieces and washed
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 2-3 Eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Mushroom Powder
  • Salt/Sugar


*Note: In the following pictures, I have made twice the recipe amount.

1. In a large wide pot, add a generous amount of olive oil to coat the bottom. Set heat to med-low.

2. When hot, add your minced garlic and saute until golden brown.

3. Add in your green beans. Turn heat to high and saute for a few minutes.

4. Turn down heat to med-high. Cover and stir around every so often until green beans are cooked to desired tenderness (I like mine with a little crunch to it). About 5-10 minutes.

5. While waiting for your green beans to cook, you can beat your eggs in a separate bowl with a pinch of mushroom powder. Set aside.

Beat those eggs!

6. Add in about a tbsp of soy sauce. Add in salt, sugar, and mushroom powdered to desired taste. Stir around to taste.

7. Slowly pour in your egg a little at a time. As you pour your egg in or immediately after (remember to add little by little), mix the egg around in the green beans and scrape the bottom so the egg doesn’t burn or stick to the bottom.

8. Taste one last time. Add sugar, salt or mushroom powder to desired taste.

9. Serve with rice!

Happy Cooking!!


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