Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout Recipe

This Chinese stir-fry bean sprout recipe will satisfy your Chinese food cravings. A Chinese cuisine treat that is healthy, delicious, quick, and easy to make.

Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout Recipe
Healthy Fried Quick and Easy Vegetarian

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Origin of the dish

Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout is a famous Chinese-originated dish. It is an easy and simple home dish that is commonly made by Chinese grandparents since it is the most popular vegetable in the Chinese cuisine. It is great as part of a typical Chinese meal or as a side dish. Though this food is being underrated by so many, this is more than just a plain vegetable. It can be cooked and turn into a completely different and delicious food like this Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout. Fried over a sauteed garlic and green onions in a wok pan over a high heat. It has a crunchy bite and aromatic spices that brings the classic and delicious flavor. Best as a side dish to whatever main course served in the table.

When is bean sprouts typically served?

Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout is commonly served as a side dish in a Chinese table. It is usually served during a regular breakfast paired with a good main course. It can also be mixed in salad or in soups. It is also a good filling in making Lumpiang Shanghai together with ground pork and spices.

Kitchen Utensils You Will Need

You will be needing the following kitchen tools and equipment in making a good Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout:

  • Strainer
  • Big bowl
  • Wok (Or any pan)
  • Cooking ladle
  • Cutting knife
  • Chopping board
  • Spoon
  • Small bowl

Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout’s primary ingredients: Bean Sprouts

From the name of the dish itself, the primary ingredient of this dish is the bean sprouts. Though this vegetable has been underrated, I personally love its crunch bite and flavorful taste. I also prefer it as the filling in making Lumpiang Shanghai.

This dish can be bought at supermarket, but it is very common and extensively cultivated and consumed in the East and Southeast Asia. They can be grown by placing the sprouted beans in shade and regularly watering them until the sprout grows long. The famous way of cooking this vegetable is by stir-frying. This vegetable is also beneficial to our health since it helps treat and prevent high blood pressure. It is also a good source of B-vitamin complex like folate which is also known as folic acid.

Interesting Facts

  • The most common sprouted beans are the mung beans.
  • The reason why bean sprouts are first made famous in China is because Chinese have known the benefits of bean sprouts for centuries already. Nobles ate them for healing.
  • During World War II, there was a shortage of meat supply, so scientists recommended bean sprouts as substitute to get an adequate protein.

Tips and Tricks When Making Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts

  • Make sure to wash bean sprouts first with cold water and drain them from water.
  • Store the bean sprouts in the fridge, in the veggie drawer separate from the meat and seafoods.
  • When cooking, once you add the bean sprout, put the heat in high level and cook for just 3-4 minutes to maintain the crunchiness while being cooked through.


  • 500g bean sprouts
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped`
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  1. Clean first the bean sprouts from any left beans. Rinse with cold water thoroughly and drain from any excess water.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, brown sugar, black pepper, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil. Stir and set aside.

    Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout Recipe
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until light brown. Add the spring onions. Stir until the aroma comes out.

    Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout Recipe
  4. Add the bean sprouts ad bring the heat up to high. Stir for a minute.

    Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout Recipe
  5. Pour in the sauce mixture and continue to cook until the bean sprout are cooked but still crunchy for about 3-4 minutes.

    Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout Recipe
  6. You can adjust the taste according to your preference. Sprinkle some salt, if needed.

    Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout Recipe
  7. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot and enjoy as a side dish.

    Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout Recipe

This homestyle Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprouts is the best side dish you could ever prepare in your family table. It suits to any main course plus it is very easy and quick to cook. In the present times, this vegetable has slowly become a staple food and become popular to the world. As its benefits has become known to everybody. Give it a try! Start serving your family with this healthy home-style Chinese Stir-Fry Bean Sprout.