Monday, June 30, 2008

Beh-choo Gook - (Napa Soup) - (배추국)

Your shopping list for the day:
  • Green napa (I have NO idea what it's really called in English~ the next time I'm at the K-market I'll take a note of it).
  • White napa
  • Kongnamool
  • 2 cups green onions
  • 1/4 (or less) lb. of beef - NOTE: If you have galbi meat with the bones on hand, use that with 1 more tb of red pepper powder. It tastes better and it will make it kind of like a ooh-guh-ji galbi can throw in some shrimp jut right before eating and it's so refreshing! ;)
  • 1 tb sesame oil
  • 1 tb minced garlic
  • 3 tb gook ganjang
  • 1/2 tb red pepper powder
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 tb red pepper paste
  • 3 tb dwen-jang

Start off by washing all your vegetables VERY thoroughly.

After the vegetables are washed, cut them up into bite size pieces.

I had some white napa cabbage left over from the shabu-shabu earlier in the week, so I added some of that as well.

Bring a pot of water to a strong boil and add all your napa. Let it boil for a while and then remove it from the heat....

And give it a good rinsing.

Drain the blood from some meat (let's just say about 1/4 lb.).

Get your other ingredients ready....

Then add: 1tb sesame oil, 1tb minced garlic, 3 tb gook ganjang, and the meat. Mix it around until the meat is all cooked.

Then throw in 1/2 tb of red pepper powder and keep mixing.

Add about 7 cups of water, 1 tb of red pepper paste, and 3 tb of dwen-jang and bring to a strong boil.

When the water is boiling, add the napa and close the lid until the napa boils.

Add some kongnamool and close the lid yet again for about 5-10 minutes.

Finally throw in some green onions (about 2 cups in this case) and let it boil for at least 30 minutes on medium-low heat.

After about 30 minutes, you're finally done and ready to serve!

This is my little Munchkin's portion tonight. I just took a scissor and cut up all the veggies into smaller pieces. I'm not sure if I've mentioned on this blog before, but Munchkin eats EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that I give him. I'm such a lucky mom~ =P


  1. i know! you ARE very lucky!! the gook looks really good.

  2. It's called Napa Cabbage in English. We call everything "choi" so I don't know the english names of this stuff either lol

    Hey, can you do a post just showing common ingredients with their name in korean and english with a picture? What is the brown box? Is that soy paste?

  3. just wondering what's the difference between this and kimchi jigae?

  4. @katty - it tastes completely different. this has a soybean base.



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