Cold-Stirred Bean Sprouts


Preparation info
  • Serves

    3 to 4

    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

The tails of the bean sprouts (the final tip) were always removed in China. Carrying vivid memories of Liu-ma and her squad of helpers plucking the bean sprouts while sharing hot tea and gossip in the lull of the afternoon, I embarked on such an endeavor that began and ended there and then—it took no less than 1 hour and 3 minutes to pluck 1 pound of bean sprouts, which then took less than 1 minute to cook and less than 5 to eat.

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