"Basic kimchi soup, healthy and easy to make. It is delicious served with rice or by itself. Enjoy it on a rainy day, your waistline will like it, too. For vegetarian, replace pork with tofu. Serve with white or brown rice, if desired."
Stir water, kimchi, pork shoulder, hot pepper paste, sugar, and salt together in a pot; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until meat is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in green onions.