Trader Sam’s Addictive Fried Chinese Long Beans at Disneyland Resort

Fried Chinese Long Beans from Trader Sam's at Disneyland Resort

Have you tried these yet? The hot, crispy green beans are deep-fried in Panko bread crumbs and served just like that. A little spicy dipping sauce on the side (Sriracha and aioli) – now that’s cocktail hour. Pair with Trader Sam’s HippopotoMai-Tai and call us happy.

If you feel the need to supplement the green beans with something a little less indulgent, add an order of the sushi-grade ahi tuna poke or a simple cheese and marinara flatbread and that’s dinner.

Sometimes we prefer Sam’s No Booze Brews and our favorite, the Skipper Sipper, has a “secret” ingredient – falernum, a mixer with lime, almond and ginger. Add tropical juices, organic agave nectar, mint, fresh lime juice and a splash of soda water for a real refresher.

What’s your favorite at Trader Sam’s at Disneyland Resort?

Panko-crusted Chinese Long Beans with Sriracha Mayonnaise

Serves 4

Sriracha Mayonnaise
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sriracha (Asian chili sauce)
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon cleaned and thinly sliced green onion, green part only
1/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Panko-crusted Long Beans
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon seafood spice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 pound Chinese long beans*, cut into 4-inch-long pieces
2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
4 cup canola oil, for frying
Coarse salt, to taste

For sriracha mayonnaise:
Combine mayonnaise, sriracha, vinegar, salt, green onions, lime juice, garlic and pepper in small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For panko-crusted long beans:

  1. Combine flour, seafood spice, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.
  2. Line a baking sheet with paper towels; set aside.
  3. Pour oil in a deep pot to a depth of 1 inch. Heat over medium-high heat to 350°F.
  4. Moisten long beans; dredge in flour mixture. Dip in beaten eggs, then roll in panko.
  5. Working in batches, gently place in hot oil until golden brown about 2 to 3 minutes, using tongs or a slotted spoon to gently turn beans every 45 seconds.
  6. Transfer fried beans to prepared baking sheet and season lightly with salt.
  7. Serve with Sriracha Mayonnaise.

*Chinese long beans can be found in Asian-foods supermarkets. You may substitute thin green beans.

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  • I saw this article yesterday and made them for dinner for me and my husband last night,and we loved them! We put them along side grilled mahi-mahi. I haven’t been to Trader Sams yet, but we’re going back to the park in November and will definitely go check it out.:-) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Favorite item at Trader Sam’s? Old Kungaloosh. Any AC veteran should know that Sam’s bartenders can make old AND new Kunglaloosh upon request, and both evoke fond memories of a time not-so-long passed (plus, keep an eye out for Slappy…).

  • What would “seafood spice” consist of? Old Bay Seasoning?

  • Is this the same recipe for the Yak & Yeti dish in Animal Kingdom at WDW? Their panko-covered beans are so delish!

  • They recently opened it this summer and is only found near the pool at the Disneyland Hotel

  • I just ate here for the first time last weekend! It’s located near the Disneyland hotel, near the pool area if I’m not mistaken. A bit of a walk away from Downtown Disney. I had the pulled pork and BBQ sauce pizza and it was amazing!!

  • I never heard of Trader Sam’s before! where can you find this in Disneyland?

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