Mung bean sprouts add refreshing crispness and sweetness to dishes. They can be found in most supermarkets these days. Choose sprouts with the plumpest, whitest stems. It’s best to use them right after buying them, but you can also refrigerate them for a couple of days. Wash just before using. You can also grow your own mung bean sprouts at home.

mung bean sprouts

Recipes that use mung bean sprouts (sukjunamul):


  1. TracyMom Maryland joined 10/11 & has 1 comment

    Hello. I LOVE sukju namul, but when I bought these sprouts at the Korean market, they had a very strange chemical smell. Then I went back and bought more and those also had a smell. I bought them in the plastic package.

    Is that normal? Is it something that goes away if you soak it or cook it? It didn’t seem to. I put it Shin Ramen and it still had a strange odor and couldn’t eat it.

    Thank you so much! Love your website.
    Tracy in Maryland

Leave a Reply

You must create a profile and be logged in to post a comment.