Kimchi Soup (Kimchi Guk)

kimchi soup kimchi guk

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A delicious and spicy Korean classic soup. Great for burning a few calories!


  • 1/4 pound pork belly (cut into bite size pieces) – Optional
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • 2 cups kimchi (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 5 cups water
  • 14 ounce silken tofu (drained and cut into cubes)
  • 4 stalks scallions (finely chopped)


  1. In a large pan over high heat, add pork and gochujang and cook for two minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add kimchi, sugar, soy sauce and water stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 35 minutes.
  3. Add scallions and tofu cubes, stir and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with a bowl of rice and pickles.


Keywords: recipe, tofu soup, spicy soup, appetizer, main, healthy

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