Crimson Bean / Kacang Merah / 荷包豆
Crimson beans are long, vibrant green pods and are a popular garden vegetable.
How to prepare crimson beans
Top, tail and string crimson beans by carefully sliding the knife into the top of the bean without cutting right through it; if a thick thread comes away, the beans will need to be stringed. The beans can then be sliced horizontally.
How to cook crimson beans
Boil crimson beans until al dente.
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