Korean Seasoned Mung Bean Sprouts

October 31, 2016
1 Ratings
Photo by my blog---The Chew
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Mung bean sprout is a commonly used ingredient in Asian dishes. It is in Pho, Vietnamese crepe; a mainstay in Banchan, a group of side dishes in Korean cuisine; as main ingredient in Filipino Ukoy (Shrimp Fritters) & Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Roll); in Thai, Su Kii Ya Kii (Hot Pot with Assorted Meats & Vegetable soup, a dish similar to Japan’s Sukiyaki also with mung bean sprout) & Yum Wun Sen or Khao Yum (Bean Thread Salad or Rice Salad), to name a few dishes. This recipe is also used as one of the "banchan" small plates appetizers in Korean restaurants. Posted Nov 14, 2013 @-- —

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound mung bean sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tsps green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tsps toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  1. Remove brownish ends in mung beans, if any, and wash in running water.
  2. Boil water in a big saucepan, then add the bean sprouts and salt. Press down and blanch for about 1 minute. Drain water from saucepan, transfer to colander and place under cold running water for about 1 minute.
  3. Squeeze out water from sprouts by placing it on a salad spinner or by hand to remove excess water.
  4. Add the sauce and mix well in a bowl. Place in a serving bowl. Serves 4.

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1 Review

Victoria H. January 28, 2023
I loved this recipe. The lightly blanched bean sprouts with slight garlic and sesame flavor was so good. My eight year old and her friend went crackers over it. I do love Korean banchan.