Moyashi Goma-ae (mung bean sprouts with sweet sesame soy)


  • 1/2 pound moyashi (~250 grams or 1 bag)
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sake


  1. Fill a medium pot with about 4 cups water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil
  2. Once boiling, add the sprouts and cook for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile toast the sesame seeds until fragrant.
  4. Place the sesame seeds in a suribachi and grind at least half.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  6. Combine the sprouts with the sauce and serve.

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