Miyeok-guk Recipe

Miyeok Guk (Soup)

Miyeok Guk is one of the healthiest foods of Korean cuisine. It is rich in vitamins, iodine, iron and calcium. Thanks to its high value in nutrition, it is Korea’s no.1 food among mothers after giving birth.
Because of this Miyeok Guk is also a very popular birthday dish. Koreans eat Miyeok Guk on their birthdays not only for health benefits but mainly to remember their mother’s hard work and to thank their mothers for birthing and raising them.

However, Miyeok Guk is enjoyed by Koreans all year round as a side dish served with rice.

Total Time Needed :



Things Needed?

– 30 g Miyeok
– 5 g Dashima
– 3 Tablesoon soy sauce (best use guk ganjang)
– 300 g beef (optional)

How to cook:

Step 1

Put the Miyeok and Dasima in water for 15 minutes. Afterwards wash the Miyeok and Dasima one more time. Now, you can cut it into smaller pieces, according to your liking. While the Miyeok Dasima is absorbing water, cut the beef and fry it with 1 table spoon of oil at medium heat. Use the same pot which you will use for the soup. As soon as the beef is fried add Miyeok and Dasima. Fry all together for about 3 minutes.

Step 2

Now you can add the 1000 ml of water, add the 3 table spoons of Soy Sauce as well. You best use Soy Sauce for soups (Guk Ganjang in Korean). However, normal soy sauce works as well. 1. After this, you can let the soup boil for around 30 minutes. After about 20 minutes, take out the Dasima. The Dasima is only used to deepen the taste of the soup. If it stays too long in the water, the soup will become bitter.

Step 3

Serve the soup with rice, kimchi and other side dishes.

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