How to Make Fried Tofu With Mung Bean Sprouts

Updated on August 1, 2019
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how to make mung bean sprout and tofu
how to make mung bean sprout and tofu | Source

Tofu, commonly known as bean curd, is a made with coagulated soy milk. The texture of tofu 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 are grown by sprouting mung beans. Commonly cultivated in Asian countries, these sprouts 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.


  • 100 grams tofu, cubed
  • 80 grams mung bean sprout, cooked
  • 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

Cook Time

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


  1. Heat small amount of oil in a pan. Saute onions and garlic.
  2. Pour in water. Allow it to boil.
  3. Add the mung bean sprouts and oyster sauce. Cook for at least 1 minute.
  4. Mix in tofu. Season with salt and pepper. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Serve while hot.

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

Tips and Techniques

  1. Add my homemade chili garlic oil to make it spicy.
  2. Slicing the tofu first before frying helps to achieve a crunchy texture on all sides.
  3. Add more water if needed.
  4. Try growing mung bean sprouts at home. It's both organic and cheap.

The Finished Dish

a simple mung bean sprouts recipe
a simple mung bean sprouts recipe | Source

Questions & Answers

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        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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        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        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 

        11 months ago from UK

        Great tips for making the most of this recipe.

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        Venkatachari M 

        11 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

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        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 

        11 months ago

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

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        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        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 

        11 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Looks really healthy. I will definitely try it.


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