How to Make Delicious Stir-Fried Soybean Sprouts: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use other types of sprouts for this recipe?
A: Yes, but the flavor and texture will vary. This recipe is specifically tailored for soybean sprouts.
Q: Is it necessary to use a lot of oil in this recipe?
A: Yes, a bit more oil than usual is recommended for the best flavor, especially to bring out the essence of star anise and dried chili.
Q: Can I omit the MSG?
A: Yes, you can omit the MSG if you prefer. The dish will still be flavorful without it.

Stir-Fried Soybean Sprouts (Gan Bian Dou Ya)


  • Soybean Sprouts: 250g
  • Dried Chili: 5g
  • Green Onion: 30g
  • Salt: 3g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Cooking Oil: 25ml
  • Star Anise: 2 pieces
  • Light Soy Sauce: 15g
  • Bell Pepper: 15g
  • MSG: 0.1g
  1. Rinse the soybean sprouts clean.
  2. Chop green onions, slice ginger, mince garlic, break the star anise, and crush with the back of a knife.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the green onions, ginger, star anise, and dried chili until fragrant.
  4. Add the soybean sprouts, stir-fry until they release water, then add light soy sauce and sugar. Continue cooking without adding water until almost dry. Then add salt, MSG, garlic, and bell pepper, and stir-fry evenly.
  5. Ready to serve as a delicious side dish.
  • Low in calories
  • Rich in fiber
  • Contains essential vitamins and minerals
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