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Miyeokguk seaweed soup (미역국)

Seaweed soup is a dish that is traditionally consumed on someone birthdays or is given to mothers who have just given birth to a baby. Seaweed is nutritious, low calories and full of minerals food and this makes the miyeok-guk an healthy dish. Let’s prepare the seaweed soup together!



seaweed soup ingredients

  • 20 grams dried brown seaweed
  • 100 grams beef
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp clear soy sauce
  • 1.2 liters of water (6 cups)



  1. Soak the dried seaweed in cold water for 30 minutes.  Squeeze the water out and cut in 4-5 cm strips
  1. Slice the beef in 3 cm square and season with half tbsp of soy sauce, pepper and garlic
  1. Heat the sesame oil in a pot and stir-fry the beef and garlic on medium heat. Add seaweed and keep cooking for 3 min
  1. Add water to the pot and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it cook for 20 minutes
  1. Add the rest of the soy sauce and salt to taste

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