Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Stir Fried Pea Sprouts with Garlic

Pea Sprouts are also called Pea Shoots by others. The Chinese call it 豆苗. I remembered the very first time I cooked this, I thought it was more than enough for two but when it was cooked, it was barely enough for one. It shrunk to half!

You shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to cook this dish. So it's good for those who always (say they) can't find time to cook.

  • 500g Pea Sprouts
  • 4 clove Garlic, sliced or minced
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Light Soy Sauce
  • a pinch of Salt
How to do it:
  1. Heat wok with oil.
  2. Add in the garlic and stir fry till frangant.
  3. Add in your pea sprouts and stir fry quickly to let them 'shrink' evenly.
  4. Add in 1/2 to 1 tablespoon water your pea sprout is too dry.
  5. Add in light soy sauce and a pinch of salt to taste.
  6. Stir well, dish and serve.

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  1. I ate a very nice Stir Fried Pea Sprouts dish at a restaurant. But when I cooked them, it tasted so weird. I cooked it like any other stir fried vege. Dunno ler, maybe I bought wrong type?

  2. Linda,
    Hmm ... did you get the 幼豆苗?I like to add light soy sauce to it because it will add a bit of sweet taste to it. Just add salt only, taste abit 涩 (hope this is the correct word).

  3. SteamyKitchen,
    I love it too cos it so easy and fast to cook. :p

  4. Hi WokkingMum

    I follow according by adding soy sauce and salt but it still taste a little bitter... I don't know what went wrong... pls advise.. thanks

  5. Amelia,
    Sometimes, Pea Sprouts may taste a bit bitter. Perhaps you might like to use broth instead of water and 1/4 teaspoon of sugar in your cooking. It will help.