Pea Sprouts (Tōmyō) With Sesame Ponzu Sauce

FUN! JAPAN previously introduced the cheap vegetable "pea sprouts" (豆苗 / Tōmyō) that are popular in Japan in the article "~Money-Saving Tips in Japan: Daily Life Edition~". Pea sprouts are recommended for people who want to save money because even if they cut off the buds once, they will grow again and can be used for cooking again. This time, I will introduce three recipes using pea sprouts.

Recipe①: Pea Sprouts & Tofu Salad

Recipe①: Pea Sprouts & Tofu Salad

Ingredients for 2:

Recipe①: Pea Sprouts & Tofu Salad
  • Pea sprouts..50g
  • Canned tuna..80g
  • Thick fried tofu..130g
  • Sesame Ponzu..1 tbsp
  • Roasted sesame (white)..1 tbsp

Method

  1. Cut off the roots of the pea sprouts and cut them in half.
  2. Cut the fried tofu into a 1 cm square.
  3. Boil the fried tofu to drain the oil, then drain the water once done.
  4. Put the pea sprouts in a heat-resistant bowl, wrap them gently, and heat them in a microwave oven (600W) for 1 minute.
  5. Add fried tofu and canned tuna.
  6. Finally, add sesame ponzu and roasted sesame.

Recipe②: Easy Pea Sprouts and Egg Soup

Recipe②: Easy Pea Sprouts And Egg Soup

Ingredients for 2:

Recipe②: Easy Pea Sprouts And Egg Soup
  • Pea sprouts 1/2 bag
  • Beaten egg 1
  • Water 1&1/2 cups
  • Chicken broth 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper
  • A pinch of sesame oil

Method

  1. Cut the roots of the pea sprouts and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Put water and chicken broth in a pot and heat the pot
  3. When it boils, add the pea sprouts.
  4. After boiling, add the beaten egg and stir slowly.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper and add a pinch sesame oil.

Recipe③: Pea Sprouts & Beef With Ponzu Sauce

Recipe③: Pea Sprouts & Beef With Ponzu Sauce

Ingredients for 2:

Recipe③: Pea Sprouts & Beef With Ponzu Sauce
  • Shabu-shabu beef slices 150 g
  • Bean sprouts 1/2 bag or 100 g
  • Pea Sprouts 1/2 bag or 25 g
  • Salt & pepper

A:

  • Mizkan Ajipon / Mikapon 2 tbsp
  • Sesame oil 1 tsp
  • Spring onion 1, cut into small pieces

Method

  1. Cut the roots of the pea sprouts in half. Remove the roots from the bean sprouts.
  2. Spread the meat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place bean sprouts and pea sprouts and wrap the meat around them tightly.
  3. Place items from step 2 on a bakeware, wrap it gently, and heat it in the microwave (600W) for 4 minutes until the meat is cooked.
  4. Mix the ingredient together.
  5. Remove the wrap of items from step 3 and put it in a bowl and sprinkle items from step 4 on them.

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