Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

I absolutely love pea sprouts! These are the tiny thin shoots of garden pea plants which are normally served in Chinese restaurants. They are a bit crunchy when eaten raw (just like bean sprouts); and stringy when cooked with a hint of nutty flavor. I love them either way.

Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

All the while, the only sprouts I knew existed were sprouts from mung bean. (I have such a small world. I know! haha! Check out my mung bean sprout recipe in my lumpiang togue post.) Recently though, I discovered that there is another vegetable sprout that is just enjoyable to eat - pea sprouts. I didn't even know the peas have sprouts! Do you?

Anyway, these sprouts, just like togue (monggo bean sprouts), cook very fast. In fact, this recipe I'm sharing with you can be done in about 10-15 minutes. If you have a wok, you'd be able to toss the sprouts better.  However, if you don't have one, any cooking dish should do it. As long as you have the complete ingredients, you'll do just fine.

Ingredients in cooking pea sprouts:
- pea sprouts, washed

Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

- garlic, chopped
- shrimps, cut in bits (for added flavor, optional)
- oyster sauce
- fish sauce
- pepper
- hot water
- cooking oil

Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

Steps in cooking pea sprouts:
1. In a small dish bowl add the following:

  • water
  • fish sauce
  • oyster sauce
Set aside.

2. Saute' the garlic in a wok or pan with hot oil.

Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

3. When the garlic turns golden, put the heat to low-medium.
4. Add in the shrimps.
5. Season the dish with a little fish sauce and pepper. Stir well.

Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

6. Add the mixture you prepared in Step #1.

Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

7. Let it simmer under low temp.
8. Add in the sprouts.

Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

9. Stir well until in blends in with the sauce.

Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

10. Bring the sauce to a boil.
11. Turn off the stove, cover the pan until serving time.

Cooking Pea Sprouts (Wok Recipe)

12. Serve with hot steamy rice.

In summary:

Pea Sprouts Stir-fry

5/5 stars

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10-15 minutes
Calories per serving: Low calorie
Fat per serving: Low fat
  • Garlic
  • Pea sprouts
  • Shrimps (optional)
  • Fish sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Ground pepper
  • Cooking oil
  • Hot water
Cooking Directions
  1. Saute' garlic until golden.
  2. Add in the shrimps. Stir well.
  3. Add in the sauce*.
  4. Put the pea sprouts.
  5. Stir well until the sprouts softens.
  6. Season with pepper and fish sauce, as deemed necessary.
  7. Serve with hot rice. 
(For the sauce: Mix water, fish sauce and oyster sauce in a small dish.)

That's it! A very simple recipe, from my home to yours. Remember me when you cook.

About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. 
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  1. I might try this one using mungbean sprouts naman.

  2. They sell different kinds of sprouts in an organic market owned by nuns here in Baguio and I eat them raw. You can cook it pala. Thanks for sharing

  3. I love bean sprouts, too. Will try your recipe. :) Thanks for sharing! (h)

  4. I love bean sprouts with misono dishes! I'll check if I can get pea sprouts in the market. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  5. I'm beginning to get hungry again. haha. This is one health post :)

  6. i'd like to try that. a new vegetable recipe for the family.

  7. When we tried the buffet at Sambokojin, a kind of mushroom looked like the photo above, lol. I am also a greenhorn when it comes to some unusual veggies but I enjoy eating them.

  8. I think I have tried this in Banana Leaf...sarap! Not to mention, healthy choice din. :-)

  9. that stir--fry looks delicious, i haven't tried pea sprouts

  10. I don't really cook sprouts for the kids as I think they don't really like the chewy texture of it.. have you tried Dou's a bit softer after cooking.

  11. A meron din pala pea sprout. I am just familiar with the mungbean sprout e. But the dish looks delish and healthy.

    Mommy Maye

  12. i get hungry whenever i read your posts. and yeah, like you, i only know about togue, hahaha. small world here too! :-) now, i know there's a pea sprout! hihi! :-)

  13. i haven't tried this yet.. it's healthy perfect for diet. hehehe

  14. I haven't tried pea sprouts, but I love eating togue. Will it work for this recipe?

  15. i haven't seen a pea sprouts, toge lang ang nakikita ko sa market

  16. Togue lang din ang kilala ko hehehe..

  17. Waaaahhh! this one look so yummy. I'm a fan of togue, and same with others, kakaibang togue pala ito.

  18. I haven't tried pea sprout but I like mungbean sprouts so I would probably like this one also. Did you sprout the ones you cooked here or bought them from the market?

  19. I just tried togue.. but this look deli..

  20. I don't think I've ever seen pea sprouts here. :/

  21. What part I love the most in this recipe iS: Serve with HOT Steamed Rice! :) Great recipe! First time I've encountered pea sprouts. :)

  22. Iba ba ito sa togue? It looks the same. Looks delicious!

  23. Pea sprout? Haven't tasted it but would love to try it.

  24. Healthful food indeed! Great recipe!. Me love this!

  25. I have not seen pea sprouts before. I wonder if this is available in our local market.

  26. I havent eaten peasprouts yet ata but I think Im gona like it dahil mahilig din ako sa beansprouts

  27. Great recipe! I love bean sprout in soup and salad. ;-)

  28. first time ive seen a pea sprouts. thanks for sharing the recipe. i wonder where we can get pea sprouts.

  29. I didn't know about pea sprouts until now. I will try to find some in the palengke. Veggies with shrimps are yummy!

  30. I showed this to my mom and we're trying it this weekend!


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