Korean seaweed soup 'Mi Yok Guk'

'Mi Yok' means seaweed 'Guk' means soup in Korean.
When Korean women are in their confinement after having a baby, they eat seaweed soup for recovery.
The seaweed has lots of calcium and iodine, so it improves blood circulation and quality.
It helps the baby and the mother.
In Korea it is traditional to eat seaweed soup on your birthday.
But not just birthdays, we also eat this soup with normal meals.
It is easy and simple to cook, with few ingredients and also healthy.^^*

You can make this soup with sliced or minced beef, clam, mussel... etc.

When you use clams or mussels, put them into salted water, leave standing for a few minutes, wash a few times
and then put into the soup when you pour the water into the pot.


1/3 cup dry seaweed
150g minced or sliced beef
2Tbsp light soy sauce
3 tsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic
4 cup water

light soy sauce for taste

place the seaweed and 3cups of water in a big bowl, leave until seaweed is soft.
Put the beef into another bowl, add 1 Tbsp of light soy sauce and 1 tsp of sesame oil and mix well.
When the seaweed is soft (If you touch the seaweed, you can feel it is soft)
pour more water in and rub hard and drain (2 or 3 time).
Finaly squeeze the seaweed, put into a pot with beef.
Place the pot on medium heat.
Add 2 tsp sesame oil, 1 Tbsp light soy sauce and crushed garlic.
Stir well until the beef turns brown.
Pour 4 cups of water into pot, cover and boil.
When the soup starts boiling, remove the froth from the surface and add more light soy sauce for taste.
Reduce heat to low, and leave for a few minutes. And serve ~~~~ 


Jeanette said...

Sounds great! My mom used to make something like this when I was growing up. Seaweed is supposed to be so good for you.

Living in America said...

I want to make this one today.

Deborah said...

I want to make seaweed soup today.

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