I’ve started frequenting a new Japanese and Korean restaurant in town. A couple times I’ve gotten chicken teriyaki, which has been served with a side of some sort of bean I’d never had before. They’re green, and look a lot like peas in the pod, but you can’t eat the entire thing - the pod is very tough, fibrous and stringy. You have to pop the beans out into your mouth. They are soft and have a texture and taste somewhat similar to lima beans. They have always been served to me cold, and seem to have been lightly marinated in some kind of flavored oil or vinegar. What are these?
(I asked the waitress, but the staff speaks very little English at this place. She misunderstood and thought I was complaining about the beans (when they were in fact delicious).)