Korean Soups and Stews

From ice cold to hot and boiling

Soups and Stews have been a staple in Korean cuisine for centuries, serving various purposes. They have provided sustenance during times of scarcity, offered a soft option for individuals with dental issues, acted as medicinal remedies, and satisfied taste buds with their delicious flavors. The soups can range from quick and simple to intricate and time-consuming.

Guk, Tang, Jiggae 국, 탕, 찌개:
Guk is a thinner soup-like dish, while tang is somewhat thicker (somewhere between soup and stew) and jjigae is more comparable to a stew.

Did you Know?

Koreans also believe that chicken soup is comforting, good for health, and a remedy for certain conditions.

Miyeok Guk, a seaweed and beef soup, is believed to be good for a new mother as the nutrients in the seaweed aid in recovery and in producing breast milk.

Haejangguk (Hang-over Soup) can be any of a number of soups that are eaten to relieve the after effects of consuming a bit too much alcohol. One such soup is Yukgaejang, a spicy beef and vegetable soup that is believed to help alleviate hangover symptoms.

List of Recipes:
Soups and Stews: Eomuk Guksu
Soups and Stews: Galbitang
Soups and Stews: Gorigomtang / Oxtail Soup 
Soups and Stews: Haejangguk
Soups and Stews: Kimchi Jjigae 
Soups and Stews: Kongnamul Guk 
Soups and Stews: Soondubu gamjeong 
Soups and Stews: Soondubu Jjigae 
Soups and Stews: Yukgaejon 
Soups and Stews: Dak Gomtang Variation 
Soups and Stews: Ramyun/Ramen

Image by hannaone: Kimchi Jjigae
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