How to Make Fried Tofu With Mung Bean Sprouts

Updated on January 23, 2020
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Learn how to make fried tofu with mung bean sprouts
Learn how to make fried tofu with mung bean sprouts | Source

Bean curd, commonly known as tofu, is a made with coagulated soy milk. Its may vary from soft to extra-firm. Commonly used in Asian cuisines, tofu is readily available around the world. It is usually used as an alternative to meat products, but it can also be used in sweet dishes.

Mung bean sprouts—tender, freshly sprouted mung beans, which are commonly cultivated in Asian countries—are another common ingredient in the cuisine of this part of the world.

Tofu and mung bean sprouts are among my favorite ingredients. I find that both are very easy to cook—and both are highly nutritious, as well. This is my recipe for how to make fried tofu with mung bean sprouts. I flavored the dish with oyster sauce.

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 2 servings


  • 100 grams tofu, cubed
  • 80 grams mung bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil
Mung bean sprouts, water, tofu, oyster sauce, garlic, and onion
Mung bean sprouts, water, tofu, oyster sauce, garlic, and onion | Source


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • pan
  • cooking spoon


  1. Pour cooking oil into a frying pan.
  2. Fry the cubed tofu until golden brown.
  3. Transfer the fried tofu pieces onto a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Set aside.
  4. Heat a small amount of oil in a pan. Saute onions and garlic.
  5. Pour in the water and bring it to a boil.
  6. Add the mung bean sprouts and oyster sauce. Cook for at least 1 minute.
  7. Mix in tofu. Season with salt and pepper, then allow it to simmer for a few minutes.
  8. Serve while hot.

Fried Tofu with Mung Bean Sprouts Step-by-Step Procedure

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A simple mung bean sprout recipe with fried tofu
A simple mung bean sprout recipe with fried tofu | Source

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      21 months ago from Manila

      Hi Liz,

      Thank you for appreciating it. I hope this recipe finds you interested in making this dish. Have a wonderful day!

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      Travel Chef 

      21 months ago from Manila

      Hi Venkatachari,

      I grow the sprouts by myself. It's better that way so I can have the fresh once for my dishes. I let it grew a little longer to have better sprouts. I hope you enjoy our sauteed mung bean sprout and fried tofu recipe.

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      Liz Westwood 

      21 months ago from UK

      Great tips for making the most of this recipe.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      21 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      It is a very rich-in-nutrients dish. I like both these ingredients very much. But, you haven't shared the making of the sprouts. Is it readymade purchased by you? I grow the sprouts in the home myself by soaking the beans in water for 2 or 3 days changing the water at least once in a day.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      21 months ago from Manila

      Hello Rinita,

      Some cottage cheese we used in the kitchen has the same texture with soft silken tofu so it's not good for frying. Maybe you're referring to the Indian paneer. It is also called cottage cheese, but not the typical version found in the market in other places.

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      Rinita Sen 

      21 months ago

      Simple yet interesting. I believe tofu could be replaced with cottage cheese, too, for people okay with dairy. Thanks for sharing.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      21 months ago from Manila

      Hi Mary,

      This sauteed mung bean sprout and fried tofu is an almost vegetarian dish if we omit the use of the oyster sauce. Though I'm still young, I am trying to make sure that everything I eat is something deliciously healthy.

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      Mary Norton 

      21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Looks really healthy. I will definitely try it.


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