Korean Cabbage Soup (Baechu Gook)

Korean cabbage soup
Korean cabbage soup (baechu gook). Naomi Imatome
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups (4 servings)

This cabbage soup is not often found in restaurants but is a staple in Korean households. Healthy, low-fat, and rich in nutrients and vitamins, Baechu Gook is Korean comfort food and is especially popular in the winter months.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large pot, bring soybean paste when the soup is very hot, stirring to dissolve.

  3. When it begins to boil, reduce to a simmer and add cabbage and garlic.

  4. Cook until cabbage is very tender, about 20 minutes.

  5. Turn off heat and add black pepper and chopped scallions.

Tips

  • You can use store-bought beef broth for this soup if you don't have time to make your own.
  • We like my baechu gook very peppery, but you can also replace this with red pepper powder (kochukaru) if you want that type of spiciness instead.

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