Grab your spoon! 🥄 I am glad to share with you this list of 23 best-tasting Korean soups you can make at any time, for any occasion!
As the world has seen many Korean influences, whether, in the music and movie industry, Korean cuisine is also an arising Asian taste in the food industry worldwide.
Some recipes I have here may test your patience but waiting always pays off once you get a taste.
If you’re worried about getting a hangover after drinking too much last night, try #4 and #12, and you’ll get an instant feeling of relief.
While other soup recipes on this list require boiling, #22 is unique as its soup base is refrigerated!
If you’re looking for something a little more hearty, try our Authentic Korean Ground Beef Rice Bowl (Bibimbap recipe), created in the CookingChew kitchens.
I know you’re now ready to discover these fantastic Korean soup recipes and if you do, let’s go and slurp away!
1. Seolleongtang (Beef Bone Soup)
Let’s bring this heart-warming dish right into the comforts of your home!
This soup is rich in flavor from boiling down the ox marrow bones for several hours until the broth is creamy, milky white.
I know it takes time to make it, but once you’ve tasted it, you’ll know it’s worth it!
Simmering chicken bones with spices for hours will turn into a rich, milky, and rich flavored broth.
It’s ideal to use a whole chicken that will give so much flavor to chicken broth but never use boneless or skinless chicken because the taste will never be the same without it!
This comforting soup will make you warm, especially on cold winter nights.
Caution: This soup is extra spicy!
Making this delectable soup may take up to 5 hours to achieve beef brisket’s prime flavor and texture.
Aside from the deep flavors of the beef broth, lots of green onions are the secret ingredient to making this delicious soup.
Anchovy is also included in this dish, together with chili oil to give it an umami flavor.
This soup is intended to be eaten during summer and clear hangovers.
It is made of whole chicken stuffed with rice and garlic and sprinkled with spring onion on the top of your bowl and ginseng to add flavor and aroma to this dish.
You can also make this at home as a Samgyetang soup kit is already available in any Korean store.
It is a soup made of simmered beef broth, roasted seaweed, green onions, sliced egg, and thinned-cut rice cakes.
It’s best to consume this immediately after serving to avoid the soaked rice cakes from softening too much.
This recipe only requires three ingredients: water, salt, and soybean.
It is not time-consuming, especially if you’re in a rush.
Ideal as a side to any Asian meal and can be served anytime!
This hearty seafood soup is effortless to make and can be served year-round.
It’s not just a soup to warm you up but also good for the heart.
The secret to making this wonderful soup is the fermented soybean bean used in many Korean recipes.
To make this incredible dish, you’ll need tender beef slivers, crispy radish, and tasty garlic.
You may use fish sauce as an alternative seasoning.
Using beef slivers for this dish will not require too much time to cook, so waiting too long is not an option to get a taste of this soup.
If you want an instant soup to fill you up, this is the ideal dish you’ll need.
It is a meatless dish made of cabbage, soybean paste, and anchovy stock which gives flavor to this dish, topped with tofu cut into cubes.
It’s an ideal food to take to cleanse your body from all the goodies you’ve consumed during the holidays.
If you have a hangover, try this recipe to ease it.
The rich flavor of dried pollock and crispy radish gives deep flavors to this dish, making it light and easy to digest.
But you can always have this even when you’re sober, and the taste will still be incredible!
Combining potato, spam, green onions, and spicy pepper-like jalapeno makes this excellent go-to soup!
It’s less of a soupy soup because when potatoes start to cook, it dissolves a bit, giving out the starch and thickening the soup.
Another way to spice up your mealtime!
Another soup to relieve your hangover.
It uses anchovy stock that brings out umami flavor, and the sour cabbage kimchi gives you that mouthwatering goodness in every spoonful.
The original cooking time of this recipe may take hours, but by using an Instant Pot, you can still achieve the same traditional taste of this dish within 30 mins to an hour!
Add pork ribs, green onions, whole onions, radish, ginger, and water together and boil it for 30 minutes to fuse all the flavors of Galbitang.
Then add all the other spices and season it to taste.
Your family will never know you’ve made this tasty dish in an hour!
For this recipe, you can use different fish cake varieties and colors to give life to your soup.
You need radish, green onion, soy sauce, and pepper to make the actual soup and top it with your desired fishcake.
It complements well with alcoholic drinks.
This soup is not just to fill your hungry stomach but also an ideal soup to serve women who just gave birth for faster recovery.
Its texture is slimy because of seaweed, but this awesome soup is easy to digest.
Match it with hot sticky rice and kimchi, and it tastes divine!
For a list of Korean side dishes, we have an epic list here!
It’s not your ordinary potato soup that is creamy, but this one is clear with bite-sized potato cuts.
It also has hand-torn dumplings to give you a chewy texture, a very comforting soup you can have in cold weather.
Let’s make use of your canned tuna into a savory soup!
Once kimchi soup is ready, top it with green onions and canned tuna with oil.
Partner it with steamed rice for a satisfying lunch or dinner.
It uses anchovy stock and doenjang (Korean soybean paste) to bring umami flavor to this dish.
To make this tasty soup, you need anchovy stock, mushrooms, potatoes, and zucchini.
You can add your protein of choice depending on what you’re craving.
Seafood in a spicy noodle soup is heaven!
It’s best to use fresh seafood and noodles with dried anchovies to create this bowl of goodness.
Since you can make it at home, you can adjust the level of spiciness and seafood content depending on your desired taste.
Use garlicky beef broth with sesame oil for the soup base; it gives a deep flavor to this dish.
You can have store-bought dumplings to make this in an instant or make your own.
A very satisfying dish you can serve at lunch or dinner.
Use pork neck bones or shoulder for this soup with a bit of meat and simmer for several hours to make the broth savory.
With potatoes and Korean spices added to the pork broth, you know there’s always a pot of luscious soup after hours of waiting.
Every sip makes the wait worth it!
Cucumber in a soup?
It’s an ideal soup on a hot summer day as it is refreshing, tangy, and sweet with a touch of saltiness because of the combination of cucumber and tomatoes.
What makes it unique is you don’t boil the soup base; you refrigerate it!
And for my finale, a delicious and spicy soup with vegetables, egg, and fresh tofu, the protein of choice to make this an absolute dish to warm you during winter.
This dish uses red pepper flakes to give that spicy flavor and nice-looking red soup.
For even more Korean cuisine, check out this varied list of Korean dishes here.
The bottom line
Soups have been a significant part of every household, whether as a side or main dish, with great flavors combined to make a delicious bowl.
You can have soup in hot or cold weather to warm you up or give you that relaxing and comforting feeling after a tiring day.
I am very delighted that you have made it through the end of this list, and I hope you can give any of these a shot in your kitchen soon!
I will be glad to hear which of these you have tried by commenting below!
And to finish out a wonderful meal, try something wonderful from this list of Korean Desserts!
23 BEST Korean Soups 🥄
I am glad to share with you this list of 23 best-tasting Korean Soups you can make at any time, on any occasion!
- Seolleongtang (Beef Bone Soup)
- Dak Gomtang (Chicken Soup)
- Yukgaejang (Spicy Beef Soup With Vegetables)
- Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)
- Kongnamul Guk (Soybean Sprout Soup)
- Korean Spinach & Mussel Fermented Soybean Paste (Doenjang) Soup
- Korean Beef & Radish Soup (Seogogi Muguk)
- Baechu Doenjang Guk (Cabbage Soybean Soup)
- Bukeoguk (Dried Pollack & Korean Radish Soup)
- Korean Potato & Spam Stew (Gamja Jjageuli)–Baek Jong Won
- Kimchi Kongnamul-Guk (Soybean Sprout Soup With Kimchi)
- Galbitang (Instant Pot Beef Short Rib Soup)
- Eomuk Guk (Fish Cake Soup)
- Miyeok Guk (Beef Seaweed Soup)
- Sujebi (Korean Hand-Pulled Noodle Soup)
- Kimchi Soup With Canned Tuna
- Doenjang Jjigae (Korean Soybean Paste Stew)
- Jjamppong (Korean Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup)
- Manduguk (Korean Dumpling Soup)
- Gamjatang (Pork Bone Soup)
- Korean Cold Cucumber & Tomato Soup (Oi Tomato Naengguk)
- Soondubu Jjigae (Spicy Korean Soft Tofu Soup)
- Pick one or more options from our list of Korean Soups here!
- Start creating your new favorite dish.
- Share and comment! Did you make any changes to make it even better?