Wing beans (also know as Goa beans) are a tropical legume and can be used in much the same was as conventional beans. They get their name due to their four rippled wings which make them resemble the tail of an arrow.
Curious wing beans are very versatile and suitable for stir frying, boiling and braising and can also be used in salads and pickles or added to dahls, sambals and curries.
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Country of Origin
Country of origin may vary due to seasonality.
Product of Thailand
Suitable for vegetarians
Product life guaranteed for 3 days excluding delivery day.
Refrigerate after purchase
Preparation and Usage
Wash before use. Use a sharp knife to trim ends and slice as required.
Thai wing bean salad
Top and tail the wing beans and blanch in salted water for 1 minute. Drain, rinse under cool water to stop the cooking and slice into 1/2cm pieces.
In a large wok or pan set over a medium heat, simmer 150ml of coconut milk adding a handful of prawns and cooking through.
Turn the heat right down and add 2 tbsp of chilli paste (or chopped fresh chillies to taste), 2 tbsp of tamarind paste, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp fish sauce and 1 tsp sugar (or to taste) along with the chopped wing beans and serve.
This dish is traditionally served with chopped boiled eggs, toasted coconut flesh, toasted peanuts and crispy fried shallots.
Curious Fresh Fruit & Veg The Fresh Produce Centre, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent. TN12 6UT
Wanted to try something new, the ones i ate did taste fairly nice stir fried with noodles however mine were all brown at the edges and looked rotten, overall quite yellowing too (before use by) so i had to cut loads off, probably over half of the product which wasn't great.