Bean Sprouts Otherwise known as green gram or mung beans, these things are amazing. I’ve had them before, of course, mostly the canned variety, in stir fries (or what we Americans pass off as stir fry.) However, it wasn’t until yesterday that I had them fresh. My roommate’s brother came by with a dish full of them. They hadn’t sprouted yet. He watered them, drained them, and kept them at room temperature. He kept watering and draining them, and after about the third day, they were bursting, pressing up against the lid. It was pretty neat.

I couldn’t get over how good they were just plain, as a snack. They’d also be great with alfalfa sprouts (which I love a lot, too) sprinkled over a salad, or even included in a sandwich. I’ll definitely be buying these any chance I get.