Korean Style Seasoned Bean Sprouts

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"Every Korean BBQ has plenty of banchan (little side dishes) that are served with the grilled meats. This bean sprout dish (Sukju Namul Muchim) is one of my favorites! It's also a necessary component, in my opinion, in Bibimbap. This makes 4 small servings, but for us, it is only 2!!! NOTE: You can make spinach the same way - just substitute a 250 g package of spinach for the bean sprouts."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (450.4 g)
  • Calories 61.7
  • Total Fat - 4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 896 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 3.6 g
  • Protein - 2.8 g
  • Calcium - 24.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Rinse the mung bean sprouts in cold water and pick out any bad ones.

Step 2

Place the water and salt in a large pot. Bring to a boil.

Step 3

Meanwhile, prepare the seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl - stirring until well mixed.

Step 4

Once the water is boiling, plunge the mung bean sprouts into the pot and cook for 1 minute.

Step 5

Drain the bean sprouts in a colander and run cold water on them for 1-2 minutes to stop the cooking.

Step 6

Leave in the colander to drain for at least 5 minutes. Put the bean sprouts into a mixing bowl and add the seasoning mixture. Toss until well combined.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Made the spinach version. Very easy and very good. Might add some pepper flakes or gochujang for more heat next time.


review by:
(23 Feb 2020)

K9 Owned

This was a lovely side dish for our Asian meal last nice. It couldn't be more simple to prepare and I think it opens the door to a great many possibilities in terms of addng additional ingredients. That said - it was a winner just as written. Thanks for posting it! Made for World Tour 2019


review by:
(15 Jul 2019)


Super simple to prepare, and it went well as a side dish to serve with our Korean pork loin dinner. We loved this. Thanks for sharing your recipe, JostLori.


review by:
(12 Jul 2019)

dienia b

Wowser this good we dont have fresh bean sprouts here so i used drained canned bean sprouts and hot sesame oil again wowser really good


review by:
(7 Jul 2019)

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