Dish No. 83: Tempura Green Bean Fries at Bento Burger


Green-bean fries are kind of amazing. Like, are you trying to justify your consumption of fried fare by throwing a little greenery into the mix? Because, honestly, you might as well be eating potatoes. And the tempura green-bean fries at Bento Burger take it to a whole new level.

The fries, $3 when you order one of the several Asian-inspired burgers, are ensconced in a thick and crunchy tempura batter, making them all the more fried and delicious. A small dish of wasabi aioli (really just wasabi mayonnaise) comes alongside for even more gluttonous dipping. But these are some big, stocky beans, so you still get a hint of veggie amid all the excess. It’s fast food for the virtuous set. OK, not really. It’s still fast food. But damn tasty.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 16, 2011

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