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Kongnamul Muchim (Korean Soybean Sprouts Side Dish)

  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


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For Prepare Soybean Sprouts

  • 1lb. Soybean Sprouts
  • 1 Tbs. Sea salt

For Classic Soybean Sprouts Side Dish

  • 1/2 lb. Blenched soybean sprouts
  • 1 tsp. Coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Toasted sesame seeds, crushed with fingers
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced (approximately 1 tsp.)
  • 1 Green onion, chopped (approximately 1 Tbs.)

For Spicy Soybean Sprouts Side Dish

  • 1/2 lb. Blenched soybean sprouts
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Fish sauce
  • 2 Tsp. Gochugaru, AKA Korena red pepper flakes (Can be substitute 1tsp. cayenne pepper, but won’t have the bright red color)
  • 2 tsp. Sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced (approximately 1 tsp.)
  • 1 Green onion, chopped (approximately 1 Tbs.)


  1. Take brown and black bits on soybean sprouts, and wash throughly under cold water. Drain and set aside.
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  2. Meanwhile, bring 10 to 12 cups of water(or enough to cover soybean sprouts) to boil in a large pot. Add 1Tablespoon salt. Add clean soybean sprouts and cover immediately. Cook it over high heat for 4 minutes then remove from heat. Let it seat for 1 more minutes. Do not open lid during this cooking/resting time unless you might end up with unpleasant smell of soybean sprouts. Also make sure you count the time because you don’t want to over cook it.
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  3. When it’s time, uncover and drain soybean sprout; since under cold water and drian completely.
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  4. Both classic and spicy can be made same directions. Add prepared soybean sprouts in a mixing bowl; gently mix everything together using your hand until everything combined well.
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  5. Top with extra sesame seeds as you desire! Enjoy!
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