Kimchi Guk (Kimchi Soup)

김칫국

Kimchi Guk (Kimchi Soup)
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Author: umma
Date: 5-11-10
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
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One of the many, many things you can do with kimchi, kimchi guk is a simple and easy soup made of kimchi, bean sprouts and beef. Kimchi guk is different from kimchi jjigae, which is more of a thick casserole/stew.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • a small piece of beef (3-4 oz) top sirloin, or beef stew meat
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 head of ripe/older napa kimchi (baechu kimchi), use approximately 3/4 to 1 cup if kimchi is presliced kind
  • 1 handful of bean sprouts (kongnamul 콩나물)
  • 1 tsp anchovy powder or dried anchovies, gutted (4-5)
  • salt to taste

Recipe Steps:

  • Cut beef into thin small, thin pieces. Put into a pot with sesame oil and brown on medium heat.
  • Add water; bring to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Cut kimchi into small pieces and add into the pot, along with anchovy powder (or gutted anchovies). Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add bean sprouts and cook for another few minutes. Taste and add salt (or kimchi juice) to taste; you can adjust salt depending on how salty the kimchi was. If you used gutted anchovies, remove them before serving.

Serving Size: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

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