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How to Cook Mung Bean Sprouts With Squid

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Learn how to prepare mung bean sprouts with squid

Learn how to prepare mung bean sprouts with squid

Mung bean sprouts are commonly used in Asian cuisine to create sumptuous dishes such as salads, soups, and stir-fries. Mung beans pair well with any protein—meat, seafood, or tufu—and one of my favorite choices is squid.

Ingredients for mung bean sprouts with squid

Ingredients for mung bean sprouts with squid


  • 250 grams mung bean sprouts
  • 150 grams squid, cleaned and sliced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooking oil


For Preparation:

  • Large bowl
  • 2 medium bowls
  • 2 small bowls
  • Small plate
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • Pan
  • Cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

2 min

8 min

10 min

2 to 3 servings


  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Saute the garlic until it has changed color slightly. Add the squid to the pan.
  2. Add in the water, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.
  3. Allow it to boil before adding the mung bean sprouts.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with rice.

Tips and Techniques

  • Cook squid for about two minutes to prevent it from overcooking.
  • Experiment with your favorite seasonings to flavor up this dish.
  • You can substitute octopus for the squid, but not that the cooking time may differ.
  • Spice up the dish by adding freshly chopped chilies.
  • Try growing mung bean sprouts at home.
Mung bean sprouts with squid

Mung bean sprouts with squid

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on February 22, 2021:


I grew my own mung bean sprouts that make it more enjoyable because of its freshness. I hope you try this recipe too!

Sp Greaney from Ireland on February 22, 2021:

I bet they taste better than the name suggests. I haven't heard of these before but I love bean spruts so I bet these are delicious too.

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