Office Lunch Recipe: Anh and Chi serves up an easy 15-minute green bean recipe

Anh and Chi co-founder Amelie Nguyen offers a quick lunch fix for busy professionals

Vancouver’s award-winning Anh and Chi has been the city’s go-to Vietnamese restaurant for decades. Co-founder and creative director Amelie Nguyen shows us how to make a simple and satisfying meal for busy office days.

Serves: 1 to 2 people

Prep time: 12 to 15 minutes


  • 150 g fried Sunrise tofu
  • 380 g French green beans
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1½ tbsp Me’s sweet soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


In a small pot, bring water to a boil. Wash and trim the ends of the green beans. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes, then drain and set aside. Cut tofu into 1-by-1-inch pieces, then set aside.

In a wok or pan, bring avocado oil to medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir until just slightly golden.

Add green beans, tofu and soy to the same pan. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy with jasmine rice.