Bean Sprout Recipes

I have stashed 4 bean sprout recipes here.

Both mung bean and soy bean sprouts are cheap, nutritious, versatile, and easy to eat. What more can you ask of these humble sprouts?

I like them in spicy tangy salads, soups and quick stir-fries. The recipes stashed here consists of:

  1. Bean sprout salad
  2. Bean sprouts and sukiyaki pork salad
  3. Bean Sprout Burger
  4. Udon with bean sprouts and miso


Asian bean sprout salad

A light, refreshing and exotic salad.

1 packet of mung bean sprouts
1/2 carrot
1 stalk coriander leaves
3 tbsp peanuts

Salad dressing
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 tbsp chopped red chili
Pinch of salt
2 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salad oil

  1. Wash, peel and julienne the carrot or cut into long thin strips
  2. Wash the bean sprouts thoroughly and remove any that are not fresh
  3. Sprinkle some salt over the carrot strips and sprouts
  4. Quickly blanch both in hot water for about 5 seconds
  5. Drain, remove and leave aside to cool
  6. Crush the peanuts in a food processor into small bits. You can pound them manually using a mortar and pestle. Or you can place them in a ziplock bag and crush them using a rolling pin or anything hard.
  7. Mix the ingredients of the salad dressing in a mixing bowl and add the carrots and sprouts
  8. Plate the mixture, sprinkle with crushed peanuts and garnish with the coriander leaves

Bean sprouts and sukiyaki pork salad

1 packet of fresh mung bean sprouts
100g sukiyaki pork (that is, thinly sliced pork)
5 cherry tomatoes
3 fresh lettuce leaves

Blanching mix
1/2 tsp cooking wine
1/2 tsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp salt

Salad dressing
2 tbsp red miso paste
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp sesame seed oil
Pinch of dijon mustard

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the blanching mix
  2. Add the bean sprouts and cook for about 30 seconds
  3. Turn off the heat and add the sukiyaki pork
  4. Cook the sukiyaki in the still hot water making sure to separate each piece of pork and let it cook through
  5. Drain and set aside to cool
  6. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half
  7. Mix the ingredients of the salad dressing together
  8. Pour the salad dressing over the cooled sprouts and pork
  9. Arrange the lettuce leaves and tomato halves on the serving plate
  10. Plate the salad and serve

Mung bean sprouts are great in salads, not just the 2 stashed here. I do not really like them raw so I will recommend that they are blanched or parboiled before tossing them in.

Bean Sprout Burger

1/2 pack of fresh mung bean sprouts
150g ground beef
1/2 onion
3 tbsp bread crumbs
2 tbsp milk
1/2 egg
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash of salad oil
2 tsp tomato paste
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp mustard seeds

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a tsp of salt
  2. Parboil the bean sprouts for a couple of minutes
  3. Drain and leave aside to cool
  4. Wash, peel and dice the onion
  5. Soak the bread crumbs in milk for about 5 minutes in a mixing bowl
  6. Mix the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and mustard seeds together
  7. Add the ground beef and diced onion and mix well
  8. Add the parboiled bean sprouts and mix
  9. Separate the mix into 2 portions and shape roughly into 2 patties
  10. Heat the salad oil in the frying pan
  11. Fry the patties for about 7-8 minutes on each side
  12. Mix the tomato paste, worchester sauce and mustard seeds together
  13. Plate the patties and drizzle the tomato mixutre over the top of the patties
  14. Serve with some salad greens or steam green vegetables

Udon with bean sprouts and miso

This is a scrumptious one-meal dish. The udon can be substituted with steamed white rice.

1 small packet of fresh mung bean sprouts
80g ground pork
3 stalks spring onion
2 packs of udon noodles
1/2 tsp plain flour
2 hard boiled eggs, halved
2 tbsp sesame seed oil

Miso sauce
1 tbsp red miso paste
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cooking wine
1 tbsp oyster sauce

  1. Mix the miso paste, sugar, cooking wine and oyster sauce togther and set aside for use later
  2. Wash the bean sprouts thoroughly and drain and let it drip dry in a colander
  3. Wash and cut the spring onions into 1-inch sections
  4. Heat the sesame seed oil in the frying pan on medium heat
  5. Add the ground pork and stir fry
  6. When the ground pork is starting to cook and break into small pieces, add the bean sprouts
  7. Turn up the heat slightly
  8. Sprinkle the plain flour over the ingredients in the pan and mix it up
  9. Add the miso sauce
  10. Stir and cook until everything is cooked. The bean sprouts should be soft but not mushy or turning brown
  11. Turn off the heat
  12. Blanch the udon noodles for about 1-2 minutes in a pot of water
  13. Remove and drain
  14. Plate the noodles into a big serving plate or 2 individual plates
  15. Pour the bean sprouts and ground pork mixture over the top of the udon
  16. Garnish with the spring onions and hard boiled eggs

2 thoughts on “Bean Sprout Recipes

    1. Hi Jeung Tini, you are welcome. I have been neglecting this blog though. Will try to post more recipes. How’s work in Hong Kong? You like it?

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