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Overhead View of a Bowl of Korean Soybeans and Sesame Seeds with Spoon on the Side
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This Korean side dish is made from soybeans simmered in a sweet and savory sesame sauce.

Course: Side
Cuisine: korean
Servings: 4
Author: Alissa
  • ½ cup yellow soybeans soaked in water 8 hours and drained
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. agave
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds.
  1. Place soybeans in small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, 30 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
  2. Return the soybeans to the pot and add soy sauce, agave, sesame oil, and garlic. Stir to blend. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cover and allow to simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Uncover and stir a few times. Allow to continue simmering until sauce becomes thick and syrupy, about 10 minutes. Beans will still be a bit firm when done cooking.
  4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.