Easy and Cheap!! Soothing Bean Sprouts Soup

Easy and Cheap!! Soothing Bean Sprouts Soup

This is a mild flavored Chinese soup.
Economical and easy on the wallet.
All you need are bean sprouts and eggs to make this quick-prep soup.

Ingredients: 4 to 6 servings

Bean sprouts (large)
1 packet
1000 ml (5 cups)
☆ Chicken soup stock (granules)
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons
☆ Salt
3 to 5 g
☆ Pepper
A pinch
Katakuriko slurry (use a 1:2 ratio)
1 tablespoon potato starch, 2 tablespoons water
Sesame oil
as needed
Roasted seasame seeds (optional)
to taste
Black pepper (optional)
to taste


1. Add water and bean sprouts to pot and boil. After parboiling the bean sprouts, add the ☆ ingredients and boil over medium heat to desired doneness.
2. Remove from heat and little by little, add the katakuriko mixture while stirring to thicken the soup.
3. Bring the pot to a boil, pour beaten egg at a height, drizzling over the bubbling pockets in the pot. Add sesame oil for an aromatic touch.
4. Transfer to serving dishes and sprinkle black pepper to taste. Crush sesame seeds between your thumb, index and middle fingers to release the aroma and sprinkle.

Story Behind this Recipe

My family wanted soup with our supper...
One day, when I opened the fridge, all that was inside was a pack of bean sprouts.
This led to the creation of this recipe, but now it's become part of our regular fare!!