Parch the sesame seeds over medium-high heat until they crackle and pop.
Put them in an earthenware mortar (suribachi) or food processor and grind.
Mix the ground sesame seeds, soy sauce and sugar in a bowl.
Add the water to a pan. Bring to a boil and add the bean sprouts.
After boiling for about 5 minutes, drain the bean sprouts. Immerse in cold water for 1 minute.
Drain the cold water from the bean sprouts. Squeeze out any excess water with your hands.
Add the bean sprouts to the sesame seeds mixture and mix.
Bean sprouts by themselves taste very plain. By adding ground sesame seeds, soy sauce and sugar they taste delicious and smell good, too!
Japanese foods recipes
Int'l. recipes with a Japanese twist