brown seaweed soup(miyeok guk)-미역 국

this is also known as the ‘birthday soup’ in korea…it is very tasty and healthy at the same try it,peeps!!

Ingredients (enough for 3-4 servings, ready in 15 – 20 minutes)

35g dried brown seaweed (Miyeok)
70g sliced beef shank
2 cloves minced garlic
3 tbsp soy sauce (I used Kikoman brand)
1 tbsp Korean sesame oil
4 cups water
1/2 tbsp sesame oil and 3 sprinkles ground black pepper – to season the meat


Soak the dried brown seaweed in cold water for 5 minutes.
Drain the water and rinse the seaweed a couple of times in running water.
Drain the water. Cut the seaweed with scissors to little finger lengths.
Season the beef with 1/2 tbsp sesame oil and 3 sprinkles of ground black pepper.

Pre heat the sauce pan (or pot) for about 30 seconds.
Add 1 tbsp of sesame oil, the brown seaweed, and the sliced beef then stir it for 2 – 3 minutes.
Add the water then boil it on medium heat until the seaweed and the meat cook (about 5- 10 minutes).
Add the soy sauce and garlic, boil it for 2 more minutes then serve.

p/s:You can adjust the taste with some salt if it is needed

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