Bean Sprouts

Chao Douya

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By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Mrs. Chiang’s family ate many bean sprouts, mainly because they were cheap and easy to grow. But nobody in Szechwan ever thought of them as being a more “Chinese” vegetable than, say, eggplant. Mrs. Chiang finds it amusing that an Oriental mystique surrounds them in this country. Because of that mystique and because health food addicts have taken them up, fresh bean sprouts are often easier to find in America than other Chinese vegetables. You can get them