This recipe has been passed on for years. Hot bean sauce is a prepared Chinese sauce made from fermented lima beans. You can find it in oriental / Chinese markets.
My daughters are vegetarian, so I left out the meat, and I was winging it at suppertime (late!), so I didn't have everything. In my version I used olive oil, no meat.. didn't know what hot bean sauce so I put in some white miso (1 tbsp) instead. My daughter--who doesn't like sesame seeds, and I did use the roasted sesame oil--thinks this dish is keeper. So do I - 23 Oct 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipe is delicious. I didn't have any hot bean sauce so I substituted a mixture of miso paste and chili garlic sauce. I also substituted onion chives for the green onion. I bet the original recipe is even better, but my modified version was still yummy. - 03 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a very delicious recipe. It tastes like the restaurant style! Thanks! - 22 Sep 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)