Korean soups are incredibly delicious with tons of superb flavors that are sure to whet your appetite!
They make use of a wide range of ingredients to make all kinds of tasty soups, which are perfect for warming you right up on a chilly day!
With nutritious ingredients such as vegetables, pork, and beef, Korean soups are also extremely nourishing for the body.
From army stews to chicken soups, we’ve got you covered with some of the best Korean soup recipes that you can easily try at home!
1. Gamjatang (Pork Bone Soup)
Savor a splendid dish with this Pork Bone Soup that’s loaded with tons of incredible flavors and it’s just so delicious!
It’s a delectable mix of pork bones, napa cabbage, potatoes, and mung bean sprouts, simmered in an extremely flavorsome soup base that’s made tasty with ingredients such as gochugaru (Korean chili flakes), soybean paste, and chili paste.
Every sip is super delightful with tantalizing flavors that will make you go wow!
This hearty and comforting soup is perfect for enjoying on a cold and chilly day!
2. Sundubu jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)
This Korean Soft Tofu Stew tastes absolutely amazing, using only simple ingredients and it’s so easy to make!
A sautéed mix of pork, kimchi, garlic, gochugaru, and sesame oil is combined with anchovy broth and silken tofu to create this amazing dish that’s incredibly tasty.
It’s finished off with a garnish of freshly chopped scallions to add a refreshing burst of flavor that brings this soup to another level.
With how flavorful this soup is, it’s definitely one of our favorite Korean soup recipes!
3. Vegan Yukgaejang (Korean Spicy Beef Soup)
If you’re looking for a vegan Korean soup recipe, you’ve got to check out this terrific Yukgaejang!
This soup is traditionally made with beef but this vegan variation omits the meat and it tastes as good as the original!
With a chili sauce made by combining gochugaru, mushroom seasoning, garlic, soy sauce, and other lovely ingredients, you’re guaranteed plenty of awesome flavors in this soup.
Add mushrooms, beansprouts, and glass noodles into the mix, and you have an outstanding dish that’s sure to warm you right up!
4. Seolleongtang (Ox Bone Soup)
Dig into this superbly tasty milky white broth and you’ll be surprised by how easy it is to make this awesome soup!
It’s ridiculously simple to whip up and all you need to do is boil beef marrow bones and beef brisket in a pot of water.
That’s all it takes to cook up a pot of delicious milky broth and although it might take some time, you know it’s all worth it once you’ve taken your first sip.
Serve with a side of rice to make it a complete meal!
5. Jjamppong (Korean Seafood Noodle Soup)
Spice up your next meal with this Korean Seafood Noodle Soup that’s made with some of our favorite ingredients and it tastes absolutely divine!
It’s a lovely assortment of seafood that includes shrimp, clams, squid, and bay scallops, all cooked and simmered in a flavorful broth seasoned with gochujang, gochugaru, and other aromatics.
This dish is incredibly wholesome with noodles, napa cabbage, and bok choy added to provide all the carbs and fiber you need in a meal!
Give it a try and you’ll not be disappointed!
6. Galbitang (Beef Short Rib Soup)
Expand your cooking repertoire with this Beef Short Rib Soup that’s amazingly delicious with delicate flavors you’re bound to love!
This dish involves boiling beef short ribs with garlic, radish, scallion, onion, and ginger to remove any odors and impart a mild fragrance, along with soy sauce, salt, and minced garlic to make the soup extra tasty.
No fancy ingredients are required to make this delicious soup and you get to enjoy a fantastic dish with little effort.
Give it an easy upgrade by adding abalone to make it super luxurious!
7. Easy Tteokguk (Korean Rice Cake Soup)
Treat yourself to a comforting Korean Rice Cake Soup with this simple recipe that you’ll definitely want to keep handy!
It’s a delightful combination of beef slices and rice cakes simmered in a broth that’s seasoned with sesame oil, soy sauce, pepper, and garlic.
Jazz it up by adding dumplings and finish off with a garnish of seaweed strips and scallions for a sumptuous dish that’s incredibly tasty.
With how easy it is to make for something that tastes this good, this definitely makes it to our list of Korean soup recipes as well!
8. Miyeokguk (Korean Seaweed Soup)
For a simple but tasty soup that’s exceptionally easy to make, try this traditional Korean Seaweed Soup!
This fantastic dish only requires 6 ingredients to make and it’s so easy to whip up that even beginner home cooks will have no trouble at all.
Boiled seaweed and beef are combined to create a hearty soup that’s seasoned with salt, soy sauce, and minced garlic to add a little depth to the flavor, and it’s incredibly hearty and comforting.
You can easily serve it with a side of kimchi and rice to make it an awesome meal!
9. Doenjang Jjigae (Korean Soybean Paste Stew)
Amplify your next meal with this amazing Korean Soybean Paste Stew that’s incredibly delectable and it’s sure to captivate your taste buds!
It’s a wonderful assortment of mushrooms, tofu, onion, and zucchini, simmered in a broth made with anchovy stock, Korean soybean paste, gochugaru, and garlic.
Everything comes together really quickly and you’ll be enjoying this flavorsome soup in no time at all!
Taking only 15 minutes from start to end, this is a perfect dish for busy weeknights!
10. Dak Gomtang (Korean Chicken Soup)
If you ever need a go-to soup for those days when you’re not feeling well, this Korean Chicken Soup will definitely be a top contender in our books!
Made simply by boiling chicken with aromatics such as onion, ginger, garlic, and scallion, this is a simple but tasty soup that’s sure to lift your spirits.
The last thing you want when you’re feeling under the weather is a complicated recipe and this soup is as easy as it gets!
Don’t be afraid to give it a try even if you’re feeling great because it tastes absolutely fantastic and can be enjoyed any day of the week!
11. Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew)
This Korean Army Stew is one of the most comforting Korean Soup recipes and it tastes absolutely amazing!
It’s a stew that has its roots in history when food was scarce after the Korean War, hence the main ingredients in this stew are filled with processed food that’s incredibly addictive.
Spam, sausages, and ramen noodles are combined with mushrooms, tofu, kimchi, and Korean rice cakes in a spicy bone broth to create the ultimate comfort food that you’re sure to enjoy!
There’s just something about this stew that makes it super irresistible!
12. Gamjaguk (Korean Potato Soup)
Keep it simple with this Korean Potato Soup that’s really easy to make and tastes absolutely delightful!
Sautéed beef strips are simmered in water along with potatoes, tofu, and noodles to create a light but flavorful dish with flavors that are easy to enjoy.
It’s an incredibly nutritious and hearty dish with tons of protein thanks to the meat and tofu.
Delicious and simple to whip up, just how we like our recipes to be!
13. Dakgaejang (Spicy Chicken & Vegetable Soup)
Mix things up a little and try this Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Soup that’s filled with incredible flavors that are sure to delight your senses!
It’s a lovely combination of chicken, dried fernbrake, scallion, and mung bean sprouts, all simmered in a broth that’s made tasty with seasonings such as gochugaru, dried red peppers, and other aromatics.
All the flavors meld together extremely well and you’ll have a dish that’s loaded with tons of nutrients and tastes amazing.
There’s nothing not to like about this awesome Korean soup!
14. Domi Maeuntang (Spicy Fish Stew With Red Snapper)
Discover an exceptional dish with this Spicy Fish Stew that’s a must-try if you love to eat fish because it’s just that tasty!
With a seasoning paste that’s made with gochujang, gochugaru, Korean soybean paste, fish sauce, ginger, and garlic, the broth is extremely flavorful and you’ll be sipping every last drop of it before you even know it.
Add red snapper, clams, tofu, radish, and zucchini into the mix, and you have a hearty stew that’s filled with a wide variety of nutritious ingredients.
It’s sure to be a hit with the family with how delicious it is!
15. Kimchi Tteokguk (Korean Kimchi Soup)
Korean Kimchi Soup is a classic dish that’s easy to make and is loved by many people around the world!
It’s a delightful combination of Korean rice cakes, ground meat, kimchi, and aromatics, with simple garnishes such as sesame seeds and seaweed.
This is a soup that comes together really quickly and takes only 15 minutes to make from start to end, making it perfect for a lovely weeknight dinner!
Try it for your next meal and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how good it tastes!
16. Manduguk (Korean Dumpling Soup)
If you manage to get your hands on some Korean dumplings, you’ve got to try making this terrific Korean Dumpling Soup!
It’s incredibly easy to make and all you need to do is cook the dumplings in soup stock before drizzling beaten egg into the soup and garnishing with scallions and sesame oil.
This cozy dish tastes amazing for something so simple and you can easily pair it with a bowl of rice to make it a wholesome meal.
It’s a great way to enjoy the flavors of a simple Korean soup!
17. Muguk (Radish Soup)
This Korean Radish Soup has delicate flavors that are incredibly refreshing and is a perfect side dish in any meal!
It’s a wonderful combination of Korean radish and marinated beef meat with simple aromatics to add depth to the flavor of the soup.
With a light broth that’s easy to enjoy, this is a Korean soup recipe that you’ll definitely want to keep handy.
It goes fantastic with dishes that have rich and bold flavors!
18. Dakbokkeumtang (Korean Chicken Stew)
Delight your taste buds with this exceptional Korean Spicy Chicken Stew that’s super easy to whip up and tastes oh-so-yummy!
There’s no lack of great flavors with a homemade sauce that’s made with gochujang, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, and garlic.
Sautéed chicken and onion are simmered in a mix of water, homemade sauce, carrots, and potatoes, creating an extremely flavorsome and hearty stew.
There’s no doubt that this will become your go-to Korean soup recipe when you want to enjoy an awesome meal!
19. Jogae Tang (Korean Clam Soup)
This Korean Clam Soup is one of our favorite Korean soup recipes with its simplicity and natural sweetness!
It’s unbelievably easy to make and all you need to do is cook clams along with garlic, scallion, and jalapeño in a pot of water.
Once the clams are opened, this tasty soup is ready to be served and enjoyed!
With fresh and delightful flavors, this is definitely a must-add to your soup rotation!
20. Kongnamul Guk (Soybean Sprout Soup)
On days when you want a light meal, you’ve got to check out this Soybean Sprout Soup that’s absolutely delicious!
The nutty flavor of soybean sprouts is given the spotlight here with only garlic, scallion, and anchovy broth as the other ingredients required to make this awesome soup.
It’s a simple but satisfying dish that’s sure to bring a smile to your face with its fantastic taste!
Make sure to give this easy Korean soup recipe a try soon!
21. Honghap-Tang (Korean Mussel Stew)
For a classic Korean dish that’s perfect for pairing with soju, try this Korean Mussel Soup!
With only mussels, garlic, scallion, white vinegar, and salt required to make this comforting soup, it’s a simple dish that’s as easy as it gets!
You can also add red chilies to spice things up a little and add an addictive kick to this tasty soup if you can take the heat.
If you love seafood, you’ll love this amazing soup!
22. Bukeoguk (Dried Pollock Soup)
When it comes to easy Korean soup recipes, this Dried Pollock Soup is one of the best-tasting in our books and it’s also a popular hangover remedy in Korea!
It’s a lovely mix of dried pollock, tofu, potato, and scallion, with beaten egg drizzled in at the end to create a hearty and extremely comforting dish.
You’ll love the unique flavor the dried pollock brings to the soup and we have no doubts that this will quickly make it to your list of favorite soups!
At Glorious Recipes, we have our favorite Korean Spicy Tofu Soup that we absolutely adore! It’s easy to make and tastes absolutely divine! Check out the recipe below!
Korean Spicy Tofu Soup
Tantalize your taste buds with this fantastic Korean Spicy Tofu Soup that tastes absolutely heavenly! It's the perfect comfort food on a chilly day!
- 11 oz silken tofu, sliced (1 pack)
- ½ tsp salt, adjust to taste
- ⅓ tsp sugar, adjust to taste
- ½ cup mushrooms - shimeji, enoki or any of your favorite mushrooms
- 1 egg (optional)
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- scallion, freshly chopped (for garnish)
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ⅓ cup kimchi with juice, chopped
- ¼ cup onions, diced
- 2 tbsp gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes)
- ½ cup anchovy stock
- Add the soup base ingredients except for stock into a pot over medium-high heat. Stir-fry until onions turn translucent.
- Add tofu and stock, then let the mixture come to a boil. Add salt and sugar, and adjust according to taste.
- Add mushrooms and egg if using, and let it boil for another 3 minutes. Serve with a drizzle of sesame oil and garnish with chopped scallion. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 3080mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 36g
Nutrition information is only an estimate and can vary depending on ingredients used.
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