Cut the chikuwa in half, then thinly slice lengthwise. Wash and drain the bean sprouts.
Heat a wok with oil, then add salt. Add the bean sprouts and stir fry over high heat until cooked.
Some water will come out of the bean sprouts. Discard this along with the excess oil. (You'll be removing excess salt too.)
Add the chikuwa, flavor with oyster sauce and pepper, and stir fry quickly to finish.
Add radish sprouts or chopped green onions to make it look more appetizing.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make a healthy and crunchy bean sprout stir fry, and tried many things before getting to this method. It's a family favorite these days.
By adding salt to oil before stir frying the bean sprouts, and throwing out the water that seeps out, you can make stir fried bean sprouts that aren't watery. Excess oil is thrown out as well, so this is healthy. Use ham or fish sausage instead of the chikuwa fish sticks, or just make a bean sprout stir fry. Adjust the seasonings to taste.