Wok Tossed Cauliflower and Green Beans

Savouring the sizzle! 🔥 This dish is a charred and savory delight, perfect for any mealtime adventure. #SizzleMagic. A flavourful side dish of charred cauliflower and green beans, sautéed with garlic, ginger, and sweet soy sauce.

I recently whipped up a dish that I just had to share with you all. It’s a simple yet incredibly flavourful creation: Wok Tossed Cauliflower and Green Beans. This dish is all about balance, with the natural sweetness of charred vegetables and the savory umami kick from tamari and kecap manis.

First, let’s talk about the veggies. I love the idea of lightly charring them. It not only gives them that irresistible smoky sweetness but also adds a beautiful depth of flavour. In my wok, I had fresh cauliflower florets and vibrant green beans, creating a colourful and wholesome medley.

To infuse even more flavour, I sautéed them with a trio of aromatic wonders: garlic, spring onions, and ginger. The fragrance that fills the kitchen is simply divine, promising a mouthwatering meal.

Now, let’s talk about the magic sauce. Kecap manis, a sweet soy sauce, adds a delightful touch of sweetness to the dish. It balances out the earthiness of the vegetables perfectly. And to boost that umami factor, I used tamari, a gluten-free soy sauce with a rich, savory flavour. The combination of these two sauces elevates this humble side dish to a whole new level.

What I love most about this wok-tossed creation is its simplicity. It’s a breeze to prepare, making it an excellent addition to any meal. The cauliflower and green beans stay crisp and fresh, providing a satisfying contrast to heartier main dishes.

So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish that’s bursting with flavour, give this Wok Tossed Cauliflower and Green Beans a try. It’s a testament to the beauty of balance in cooking, where a few simple ingredients come together to create something truly delicious. Enjoy!

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Wok Tossed Cauliflower and Green Beans

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Freestyle


A flavourful side dish of charred cauliflower and green beans, sautéed with garlic, ginger, and sweet soy sauce.


Units Scale
  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 200 g green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or regular soy sauce for a non-gluten-free option)
  • oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat a wok over high heat. Add the vegetable oil.
  2. Add the minced garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  3. Add the chopped spring onions and stir-fry for another 30 seconds.
  4. Add the cauliflower florets to the wok and stir-fry for about 2 minutes until they start to char and become tender.
  5. Add the green beans and continue to stir-fry for another 2 minutes or until the green beans are slightly charred and crisp-tender.
  6. Drizzle the kecap manis and tamari over the vegetables. Stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes, ensuring the sauces coat the vegetables evenly.
  7. Season with a pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  8. Remove from heat then serve.


6 Responses

  1. Eha Carr says:

    OK! Love the idea – have tried before but both the cauli and beans have remained a bit too hard on the tooth! BUT, you do cut the cauli considerably smaller!! Kecap manis has been a buddy for decades but my trials with tamari – well, I have wanted more flavour! Shall sort the vegetables out first . . . then finesse the sauce! Thanks !!!

  2. This is wonderful. And I have all of the ingredients!

  3. I love how beautifully charred this cauliflower is! This is such a simple yet delicious and so flavourful dish. And light too – which is perfect before festive season :)

  4. suituapui says:

    That looks good. I love vegetables fried plain with garlic – can taste the sweetness.

  5. I waited to comment because I put this on our weekly menu— made it last night and it was just perfect. Light and flavorful, it was also nicely filling! Thanks!

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