One of my favorite things about Korean restaurants are the little complimentary dishes diners are given upon being seated (it’s the Korean version of the bread basket, or the tortilla chips and salsa). Although there is one dish I abstain from eating due to its hotness (kimchi-a spicy pickle that is Korea’s national dish and is found at every meal), the rest I love. Just a word about Korean cuisine-salads are called namul and are nothing like the salads people in Western countries are used to as they are often spicy and eaten with rice. Bean sprouts are one of those salads and while I’m not at the point where I just sit down in front of the television and start snacking on some bean sprouts, I do enjoy eating them whether at a Korean restaurant or when served as a side dish to Korea’s tak jjim. If you’ve never eaten bean sprouts before, give them a try. In all honesty they don’t have a whole lot of taste so that’s why a salad that includes an array of seasonings helps. But they’re probably one of the healthiest things you could eat.