Recipe: Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish (咸鱼炒银芽)

Recently, my schedule has been very tight and I wanted to whip up a fuss free vegetable dish. So I decide on Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish as one of my dishes. The only tedious part of this dish is the plucking of the roots off each bean sprout.

I have observed that quite a number of people disliked this dish when they were younger but for some reason begin to like this dish when they are older. Strangely enough, I am one of them. Up till today, I still wonder why…

Believe it or not, you will forget about the workload when you start enjoying the fragrant fried salted fish and the natural sweetness of the crunchy bean sprouts!

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es 4 persons


300g Bean Sprouts

3 pieces Salted Fish (cut into small pieces)

3 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)

2 Stalks of Spring Onions, cut into 3cm long

Fish sauce (to taste)

Chinese cooking wine

Cooking oil



  1. Heat a wok over medium-low heat. Add oil.
  2. Pan fry the salted fish till it is crispy. Remove and set aside.
  3. Using the same wok, add in the chopped garlic and fry till fragrant.
  4. Add in the bean sprouts and stir fry for a minute or till just cooked.
  5. Next, add in the salted fish.
  6. Add in some fish sauce (according to your taste) and cooking wine.
  7. Lastly, add in the spring onions and mix well.
  8. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

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Hi! My name is Josephine Go. I blog at in a segment called Mummy’s Kitchen. I love to use fresh and natural ingredients in my cooking to promote healthy eating. Some of my recipes may not be in line with the traditional methods of cooking to the extent that some of the ingredients are different, but hopefully new recipes are being created in my style. I certainly hope that what I do will help guide kitchen first-timers on how to cook their first meal as well as further equip kitchen veterans with new recipes. My loving husband and two wonderful children are my best guinea pigs and critics. They have enjoyed (or endured) the food that has been served to them for all these years. Mind you, I did not know how to cook or ever knew that I could cook till I got married. So there is hope for everyone. If I can cook, you can cook. You will not know how good or talented you are until you put your hand in the plough.

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