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.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

104 calories; 5.5 g total fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 848 mg sodium. 7.1 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
I ve never had kimchi before but since being put on a special diet in December it was on my food list so I bought some at my Asian market. I only made a couple of substitutions: coconut palm sugar ham broth and coconut cream (in place of tofu). It was very good! I wanted soup but am limited in a lot of vegetables. Thanks for posting this recipe and for the reviewers suggestions. I ll definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2018
It s ok recipe. Key to kimchi soup is you squeeze the juice out and fry the kimchi with some oil for 5 minutes on medium high heat. You then put the rest of the ingredients in high heat until it boils. You can add tofu before boiling and that is wonderful too. It is best if served the next day. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
I ve never had kimchi before but since being put on a special diet in December it was on my food list so I bought some at my Asian market. I only made a couple of substitutions: coconut palm sugar ham broth and coconut cream (in place of tofu). It was very good! I wanted soup but am limited in a lot of vegetables. Thanks for posting this recipe and for the reviewers suggestions. I ll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
I ve never had kimchi before but since being put on a special diet in December it was on my food list so I bought some at my Asian market. I only made a couple of substitutions: coconut palm sugar ham broth and coconut cream (in place of tofu). It was very good! I wanted soup but am limited in a lot of vegetables. Thanks for posting this recipe and for the reviewers suggestions. I ll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2018
This is a very basic recipe and very functional! The beauty of kimchi soup is that it is very versatile. I generally add diced zucchini and carrots sauteed in sesame oil along with the green onions and tofu. For a fuller flavor use broth to substitute for half the water. It's also great if you add ramen noodles. I often substitute hoisen sauce for the sugar. And any meat will work not just pork. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2018
Thoroughly enjoyed it! Can t go wrong with or without the meat! Use the paste to adjust the heat to your preference. The tofu will quickly take on the taste of the soup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2018
It s ok recipe. Key to kimchi soup is you squeeze the juice out and fry the kimchi with some oil for 5 minutes on medium high heat. You then put the rest of the ingredients in high heat until it boils. You can add tofu before boiling and that is wonderful too. It is best if served the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2019
I made it following the recipe and it was delicious. Next time I may add more veggies but it was good as is! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2019
Great soup! I had recently made the kimchi jjigae recipe and learned to saute the kimchi a bit to soften it before using in the soup and I believe that helped. Also I didn't have pork shoulder available but I did have a leftover chicken breast so cubed that. I put some cubed tofu in also though the recipe didn't call for it. Leftovers for lunch the next day was even tastier. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/27/2016
2.5 This was just okay for me. Since hot pepper paste is not something I have on hand I substituted some roasted pepper antipasto and garlic. A wonderful cook also suggested to puree' some roasted red pepper. The directions did not say whether to drain the kimchi but there wasn't much liquid anyhow. Kimchi was tough and I had to add more salt. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2019
Came out great. I used Tofu instead of Pork and it was super tasty! Read More