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Bean sprout namole

Bean sprout namole

Many Korean dishes come accompanied by several little side dishes. Please see my review of a Korean restaurant in Bangkok for examples of these dishes. My most favourite of all is the bean sprout namole (콩나물, kong na mul) so I decided to have a go at recreating it at home. Easy!


  • 250 g bean sprouts, blanched
  • 2 spring onions, chopped or sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • salt to taste


First blanch the bean sprouts. Place the bean sprouts in a pan of boiling salted water and boil for about a minute. Remove from the heat and let them sit for another couple of minutes.

Drain and rinse with cold water. Squeeze out any excess water.

Place in a bowl and combine with all the other ingredients.



Set aside for half an hour or so to let the flavours mingle.

Serve at room temperature as a side dish to accompany other Korean dishes.

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