1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Place the beans in a large saucepan, with about 1 inch of water.
Bring to a boil, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, they should firm and bright green.
In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and sugar; set aside.
Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic and cook until starting to brown. Add the drained green beans and stir to coat with the oil.
Stir in the soy sauce mixture, and simmer for a couple minutes, uncovered to reduce sauce.
Transfer the beans to a serving dish and pour sauce over them.