Beansprouts are one of the most popular ingredients in Korean cooking. Added to a variety of dishes, you will see beansprouts served in some form at most Korean meals. This side dish 'Kongnamul Muchim' is a simple and very popular dish that can be made plain or spicy and kept in the fridge to be served alongside main dishes. It’s a highly nutritious and crunchy side dish that goes well with most things.
I have used the following ingredients:
To begin boil some water in a pan and add the beansprouts.
Boil these for about 8 minutes, then put them in a colander and rinse well with cold water (this should maintain the crunch). Put them into a bowl.
Add the sesame oil and salt, followed by the garlic.
The plain ones are ready and can be served with a sprinkle of sesame seeds if you like.
For the spicy version add some red pepper powder, as much as you see fit, but will probably need around 2 tablespoons as a guide.
Mix together and again serve with sesame seeds.
You can store this side in the fridge until required and serve small amounts with a main dish, its best served cold.