Stir-Fried Pea-Sprouts with Garlic

Pea-Sprouts are also known as “Tou Miau” in Mandarin. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is considered one of the easiest vegetable to stir-fry. Popular in many Chinese restaurants, the prices of these pea-sprouts have risen over the years due to its high demand.

Fresh Pea-Sprouts

When cooking this dish, it is important to have the wok heated at high as you need to cook the pea-sprouts in minimum time to preserve its nutrients and to ensure that the juices are retained in the sprouts. Else you will have a flooded dish!

This is my recipe for Stir-Fried Pea Sprouts with Garlic


  • 300 grammes pea-sprouts (rinse with water to remove dirt prior to cooking)
  • 5 to 8 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (preferably palm oil)


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • A dash of white pepper powder


Heat wok till wok starts to smoke.

Add oil followed by garlic. Give the garlic a few quick stir and add the pea-sprouts.

Continue to stir-fry briskly whilst adding seasoning. Cook until pea-sprouts begin to wilt to your desired softness or reduced by 1/2 in bulk. Add one or two tablespoons of warm water if you prefer some gravy.

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