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Spicy Mung Bean Sprouts Salad (Maewoon Sukju Namul) 1

Spicy Mung Bean Sprouts Salad (Maewoon Sukju Namul)

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Korean


Spicy Mung Bean Sprouts is a Korean Inspired side dish of bean sprouts and spring onions dressed in rice vinegar, gochujang and sesame oil


  • 500 g mung bean sprouts
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 2 stalks spring onions, chopped, white and green parts separated
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp gochujang
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • oil


  1. Soak mung bean sprouts in cold water for 10 minutes. Drain then rinse with running cold water.
  2. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and white parts of spring onions.
  3. Add carrots then stir fry for one and a half minutes.
  4. Add sugar, gochujang and rice vinegar, mix well then add the mung bean sprouts. Stir fry for two minutes.
  5. Season with salt then add the toasted sesame seeds and sesame oil.
  6. Add the green part of the spring onions, toss then turn the heat off. Serve.