Monday, August 16, 2010

Seaweed Soup

Seaweed soup or in Korean "Miyeok Guk", miyeok meaning seaweed and guk meaning soup, is a popular Korean birthday food. Actually, the Seaweed soup is given to newly moms who just gave birth since it contains a high content of calcium and iodine which is good for the health of the moms and the breastfed 

I do like seaweed soup, but my sister doesn't like it anymore since after giving birth to Chloe, she ate this soup 3 times a day for one whole month. I guess I won't enjoy it as much after having that for so long. :P

The RECIPE: **As you may have noticed, I don't use measurements since I actually don't measure when cooking.. so bear with me 

Dried seaweed
Beef (Don't know the part, but use the one with some fat)
Minced garlic
Sesame oil
Soy Sauce
Korean seasoning powder in beef flavor if you have any

  1. Soak the dried seaweed in a bowl of water for about 1~2 hours. 
  2. When the seaweed is ready (it will be soft), wash the seaweed and cut them into bite pieces.
  3. Put the cut seaweed and beef (chopped to bite pieces as well), add a teaspoon of minced garlic, dash of salt and seasoning powder, about 2 tbsp. of soy sauce, and 2 tbsp of sesame oil.
  4. Stir fry them in medium heat, until the meat turns brown.
  5. Add water. It should be above the seaweed and meat, or more if you want more soup.
  6. Boil for 20 mins. and when comes to boil, set the heat to low and boil for additional 15 minutes.
  7. Season to taste. Use salt or the seasoning. 
  8. Serve hot with rice :D

Hope you will enjoy this recipe. This is especially for Chiqui. :D 


  1. In the Philippines, malunggay (moringa?) soup is served to breastfeeding moms for the same reason. :)

  2. ah... :D heheh well this is given to all new moms not just breastfeeding :D sis wasn't breastfeeding :P

  3. Tnx for posting this recipe! I bought a pack of seaweeds last night. I already asked my dad to cook it for me this weekend.

    I also have a blog...

    I created it way back 2008 as a requirement for my validating exam. I deleted the old blogs and I wrote a new one just now.

  4. visited your blog already chiqui.. but there's no follow page :D Hope you enjoy my recipe!

  5. The soup's color is like the Filipino tinola. Looks delicious and perfect for rainy days.

  6. ^ haha yeah it does look like it :D

  7. OMG. I didn't realize that Chiqui is Chiqui until I visited it (she used her middle name). I'll follow her. :)