Winged bean with Asian dipping Sauce fresh salad

The winged bean Psophocarpus tetragonolobus  is known by its multiple names, Dragon bean, four cornered bean,Char Phakiya, Chathura payar, Asparagus beans, Princess Pea, Sigariliyas,Kachang botol,or Goa beans is often seen on the cuisine in South Ea st Asia. It is named in a lot of local remedies and as my favorite wet market green grocer lady informs me….”very good health lah”.

Check out the health benefits of the winged bean in this article

winged bean or diet bean

Predominantly seen as a fresh salad or sauteed with a chili based paste the young pods seem to be the favorite. Sauteed, steamed,grilled, roasted or fried this is common as street food all around the region.  In the current preparation a simple dipping sauce is used to salad flavors.

Winged bean with Asian dipping Sauce

As fresh and fast as it can get.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Soups and salad
Cuisine Asian, Medicinal, One pot, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 people


  • 100 g winged bean fresh immature pods
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 small bird's eye chilli finely chopped
  • 1 pinch brown sugar
  • few strands torch ginger flower
  • few drops Sesame oil


  • Wash, clean and pat dry the winged beans. String the beans and cut them to size.
  • In a small bowl wish together all the ingredients for the dipping sauce
  • Enjoy a healthy appetizer.
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7 years ago

The sheer innovation in food is amazing! Extremely good work la!! 🙂

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