Soybean Sprouts Side Dish Kongnamul Muchim Not Spicy

Soybean Sprouts Side Dish (Kongnamul Muchim) - Not Spicy

Classic soybean sprouts side dish that's not spicy. Most popular banchan in Korea. Great for kids too! Soybean sprouts also has great health benefits - more in my post.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Keyword gluten free, kids, non-spicy, vegan
KoreanCategory Namul (나물)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 156 kcal
Author JinJoo


Cooking Sprouts

  • 14 oz soybean sprouts Kongnamul (1 bag)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp green onions
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Add soybean sprouts into a bowl of cold water. Rinse and pick out any rotten sprouts with black beans or brown stems. Drain. Rinse and drain again.
  2. In a pot, add 1 cup water (for 14 oz sprouts), sea salt and soybean sprouts. Cover with a lid.
  3. Cook at medium high for 7 minutes. Do NOT open the lid during cooking because it will make the sprouts taste fishy.
  4. While sprouts are cooking, chop green onions and garlic. Drain cooked sprouts and let it cool.
  5. In a bowl, add sprouts then season with chopped green onions, garlic, salt, sesame oil, sesame seeds and black pepper. Mix lightly with your hands making sure the seasoning is evenly coated.
  6. Serve warm or cold as a side dish to any Korean meal.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Soybean Sprouts Side Dish (Kongnamul Muchim) - Not Spicy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 514mg22%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 24.2mg29%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.