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Korean Spicy Bean Sprouts

Korean Spicy Bean Sprouts

Korean Spicy Bean Sprouts is a super delicious Korean banchan! Easy to make it is the perfect accompaniment to rice or any Korean main dish!
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 9 mins
Course banchan, Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 people


  • 1 ts salt
  • 1 lb bean sprouts rinsed and any black parts and long stems discarded
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Korean red pepper chili flakes (red pepper powder)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 2 green onions sliced thinly
  • 4 tsp fish sauce


  • Boil water in a large saucepan. Add 1 ts salt, and then add your rinsed and picked over bean sprouts. Ensure the water covers the bean sprouts. Blanch for 2 minutes, and then drain and rinse with cold water.
    Bean Sprouts
  • Meanwhile combine the minced garlic, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and fish sauce in a large bowl.
    sesame seed, garlic, korean red pepper, fish sauce
  • After rinsing the sprouts in cold water, add to the bowl which contains the above combined ingredients. Mix gently, and then add the green onions and mix again.


Enjoy this delicious spicy Korean bean sprout banchan with rice, or as an accompaniment to any Korean main dish!  Enjoy this taste of Korea!
Keyword Banchan, bean sprouts, side dish