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Soybean Sprouts Soup | Kongnamulguk | Korean Recipe


I tried this recipe from Maangchi. It tastes delicious. More than else I liked it because it is so healthy and filling. Maangchi recommends having it with radish kimchi. Since I was running out of radish kimchi, I had this soup as it is. I made vegetarian version and added Korean red pepper powder to make it spicy. I also flavored it with little soy sauce. To make non-vegetarian version, you can use dried anchovies instead of kelp. I thank Maangchi for this wonderful recipe. :)

Soybean sprout soup Korean

Serves – 2-3


Soybean sprout soup recipe

  • Soybean sprouts – 1 package
  • Kelp – ½ cup
  • Green onions – 5-6
  • Onion – ½ (sliced)
  • Cloves of garlic – 4 (minced)
  • Korean Red pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame oil – ½ tbsp
  • Roasted sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water – 5 cups

How to make Soybean Sprouts Soup?

Korean soybean sprouts

  • Rinse the soybean sprouts under cold running water couple of times.

Korean Soybean sprout soup recipe

  • In a big vessel, add soybean sprouts, water and salt to taste. Add sliced onion, minced garlic and kelp.

Soybean sprout soup recipe step by step

  • Put the lid on and bring it to boil. Let it cook for 20 minutes on medium heat.
  • Open the lid and mix everything together. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer for 20 minutes more.
  • Now open the lid and remove the kelp.

Soybean sprout soup recipe korean

  • Add Korean red pepper powder, black pepper powder, sesame oil, chopped green onions and soy sauce.
  • Mix well and switch off the heat.

roasted sesame seeds powder for soup

  • Make a fine powder of roasted sesame seeds. Add into a soup and mix well.

Soybean sprout soup

  • Serve hot with radish kimchi.