Bean sprouts, otherwise known as taugeh in my native language, always reminds me of Science class in school. Back in the days, we had to use only damp cotton pads to grow our taugehs using green beans as part of our Science experiment. Those grew by others thrived well, but mine always died prematurely – I never have green thumbs!
Taugehs make for very good condiments with noodles and they also make for a very nutritious stir fry. Thanks to the early training from my mom, I am anal about my taugehs – they have to be cleaned. By cleaning I mean to pluck off the roots of the back-end, one by one. A pain in the ass to do and I have always hated doing that. These days, I’ve got Silver Bullet or my Nanny to do the dirty work! :p
I have always loved my taugehs. One of my all-time favourite is a simple stir fry with Chinese chives and scallions (otherwise known as spring onions). A simple, humble veg dish!