Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Yardlong beans

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Yardlong beans

ถั่วฝักยาว (Thua fak yao)
Yardlong beans are very versatile beans. Despite common name, the pods are actually only about half a yard long. The crisp, tender pods are eaten both fresh and cooked, used in curries and stir-fried dishes, but also served raw in Som tam salad or together with a Nam phrik. They are at their best when young and slender. They are sometimes cut into short sections for cooking uses.

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