+

Korean Bean Sprout Soup (Kongnamul Guk)

Sign up to save this recipe to your profile Sign Up Now ›
6
Total: Active:
0 Ratings 

Ingredients (17)

  • 1/2 pound soy bean sprouts
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 spring onions or scallions
  • 1/2 bunch enoki mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground red chili pepper
  • Toasted sesame seeds

Broth

  • 8 to 10 dried anchovies
  • Dried kelp (Kombu)
  • 4 cups water

Optional Ingredients

  • 2 ounces lean beef
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 2 ounces Daikon radish
  • 1 or 2 green chili peppers
  • 1 teaspoon Pure toasted sesame seed oil
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Korean Bean Sprout Soup (Kongnamul Guk)

A simple but delightful soup that goes well with most Korean main dishes.

Instructions

  1. 1Prepare Optional ingredients if desired:
    Thin Slice beef and/or radish (about 1/8 inch thick).
    Note: Partially freezing the beef will make it easier to slice.
    Cut chives into 1 inch lengths.
    Slice peppers in thin slices from top to bottom.
  2. 2Wash bean sprouts and remove any remaining roots.
  3. 3Cut scallion/onion into 1/2 inch sections with a diagonal cut.
  4. 4Slice garlic cloves in half from top to bottom.
  5. 5In a large pot, add salt, anchovies, and dried kelp to water and bring to a full boil over high heat.
    Remove anchovies and kelp from broth and discard.
  6. 6Add garlic, and any or all of the optional ingredients to pot.
    Return to boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for two minutes.
  7. 7Add bean sprouts, enoki mushrooms, and chili pepper flakes and cook for one more minute.
  8. 8Remove from heat, add green onion/scallion and sprinkle with sesame seed.
  9. 9Serve while hot with sticky rice and kimchi.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

The 7 Best Baking Ingredients to Buy from the Grocery Store, According to Pastry Chefs
Food News

The 7 Best Baking Ingredients to Buy from the Grocery Store, According to Pastry Chefs

by Alli Hoff Kosik | When it comes to the best baking ingredients, they're not necessarily expensive or hard to find—or...

13 Essential Apple Recipes for Fall
Recipe Round-Ups

13 Essential Apple Recipes for Fall

by Chowhound Editors | There are so many things to love about autumn rolling around again, especially apple season. Make...

The Ultimate 'Farewell Summer, Hello Fall' Food Guide
Recipe Round-Ups

The Ultimate 'Farewell Summer, Hello Fall' Food Guide

by Chowhound Editors | Early fall recipes can overlap a lot with late summer dishes; it's a transitional time period, and...