Friday, 3 July 2009


Bean sprouts (or ‘taugeh’ in Malay) are one of my favourite ‘vegetables’. It takes only minutes to cook and you can add almost anything to it. If there is any preparation associated to this dish, it is to do with ‘tailing’ the sprouts (ie pinching off the long dangling roots of the sprouts)….that is if you are fussy and if you can’t get ‘tailed’ sprouts. Regardless, of this required effort, I’d have this anytime!

In this instance, I stir fried the sprouts with some Garlic/Chinese chives and small prawns. Another good addition would be some tofu.


500g bean sprouts
1 bunch Garlic/Chinese chives – cut into 4 cm lengths
250g small prawns – peeled
2 cloves garlic – minced
1 small onion – sliced
1 fresh red chilli sliced or 2 to 3 dried chillies torn into pieces – optional
Few splashes of light soy sauce
Few drops of sesame oil (see my GLOSSARY post on SESAME)


In a wok, heat some oil and sauté the garlic and onion for 10 secs. Add in the prawns and chillies and cook for 2 mins or until the prawns are nearly cooked.

Add in the sprouts and chives and toss to cover with all the ingredients. Add some soy sauce and cook for about 2 to 3 mins only. You want your bean sprouts to remain crunchy.

Add a few drops of sesame oil, mix well, lift and serve hot with rice and meat dishes such as my CHENGDU CHICKEN.


inahar ali said...

dear vg..bean sprouts aka taugeh..will always be my most favourite vege..!hehe..btw i'm bringing all the beautiful awards from my place specially for u okay!!

VG said...

Hi Inahar

Me too! I luv taugeh. And thank you sooo much for the awards. I will come and collect soon, dear. Muah....