Korean Soups and Stews Recipes

Whether you're looking for a spicy tofu stew or a traditional seaweed soup, Allrecipes has top-rated, authentic Korean soup recipes for you.

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Korean-style Seaweed Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
This is the recipe of Korean-style seaweed soup. It's a traditional birthday dish in Korea. Also, every women who gives a birth eats this soup because it is believed that seaweed soup helps with breast feeding.

Korean Tofu and Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 6
This is the Korean equivalent of chicken noodle soup - it is a comforting, cure-all soup. It is also spicy and fresh, and easy to make. You will have to visit your local Asian market for some of the ingredients.

Korean Beef Stew

Rating: 4 stars 5
Korean beef stew so tender, sweet and spicy. Definitely a dish everyone will crave for. Garnish with chopped green onion and additional toasted sesame seeds.

Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Base Stew)

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This dish started after the Korean War when food was in short supply. Canned ham, hot dogs, and beans were taken from American military bases and mixed with traditional Korean kimchi, vegetables, noodles, and spicy seasonings to create a delicious spicy and hearty stew. I first had this dish in a Korean restaurant near my home. It was so good that I went on a quest to figure out how to make it for myself. My version is pretty traditional and fairly spicy. Find a Korean/Asian market for the kimchi, pepper paste, and powder. It is worth it.

Korean Bean Curd (Miso) Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 39
This soup is tasty, delicious, easy to make and full of vegetables! This is a very simple Korean soup eaten with rice and other side dishes. Includes tofu, green squash, mushrooms and onions. True Korean recipe! Garnish with sliced green onions.

Korean Beef Short Rib Stew (Galbi Jjim)

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
This is the ultimate Korean comfort food. Sugar, corn syrup, and soy sauce can be adjusted to taste. The trick to tender ribs is a looong cooking time. Feel free to let it stew longer. Some versions in Korea also add chestnuts or dates to the stew.

Kimchi Jigae (Kimchee Soup)

Rating: 5 stars 4
Delicious kimchee soup, easy to make, and very filling! Perfect for cold weather days.

Korean Seafood Tofu Soup (Soondubu Jjigae)

Rating: 5 stars 1
This is a recipe for a soft tofu soup that has become a favorite. I make this authentic recipe a lot at home and my friends have asked for the recipe. Eat with rice. Hope you like it!

Dakjjim (Korean Chicken Stew)

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
My husband's mother introduced me to Korean food with this recipe, which instantly shot up my list of all-time favorites. Serve with a small amount of broth over hot white rice.


This manduguk has a light beef flavor. It's just rich enough to make your lips a little sticky and you'll pick up on a subtle sweetness from the onions at the end. The fish sauce and sea salt impart umami in the soup, but it shouldn't overwhelm the beef broth or the other ingredients. All the add-ins, particularly the shredded beef, sesame oil, and nori, add savoriness without dominating each other for flavor. Serve with kimchi or steamed rice.

Korean Short Ribs (Kalbi Jjim)

Kalbi Jjim is a classic Korean beef dish. It uses the same meat as Kalbi Barbeque but the way it's cut is a little different. The meat is cut into squares instead of thin slices. It's a sweet beef dish that can be served a main dish for any occasion. Kids usually love this.

Inspiration and Ideas

Korean Tteokguk (Rice Cake Soup)
"This is a traditional dish enjoyed by many—if not all—Koreans during the New Year's and Lunar New Year holidays. It can be enjoyed year-round." – mykoreaneats
Korean Soft Tofu Stew (Soon Du Bu Jigae)
Rating: Unrated 16
"Easy, fast, and flavorful with or without meat."– healthierbydesign