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Vegan Moo-kongnamul-gook (Radish Bean Sprout Soup)

January 31, 2011

This radish bean sprout soup is a very famous hangover soup for hard-drinking Koreans. As you can see in many kdramas, Koreans drink hard when they drink, and they love having a nice hangover soup in the morning. Korean scientists have actually done excessive research on how radish and bean sprouts does a great job for recovering from hangovers! Even for people who don’t drink it is a popular dish. People love it because it is a nice light, low-calorie soup that is satisfying; although, Bill says it’s a little boring for him. But I love it! It’s great for ladies like me who are always trying to watch their figure! :P

Moo kongnamul gook

Vegan Moo-kongnamul-gook (Radish Bean Sprout Soup) (Serves 3-4)

Ingredients:
1 cup of Korean radish/daikon (cut into matchsticks)
1 cup of soybean sprouts
4 cups of water
2 scallions (chopped)
5 pieces of garlic (minced)
some salt

Directions:
1. Wash the bean sprouts well and cut the radish into matchsticks.
2. Put the bean sprouts and cut radish into a pot and pour 4 cups of water, cover lid and boil.
3. Do not open the lid until the bean sprouts and radish are completely cooked – around 15 minutes or so – they should be transparent when done.
4. Add salt to taste, scallions and garlic and bring to boil again.
5. Serve with rice and other banchan!

Non GMO bean sprouts
Make sure to get non-GMO bean sprouts! Better for you, the environment, and you’re not at risk of supporting some of the worst businesses in the world!

cooking Moo-kongnamul-gook
Remember to leave the lid on until the bean sprouts become clear, which shows that they are finished cooking.

vegan Moo kongnamul gook
Simple, healthy, and a wonderful soup for a cold wintry day, like today!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah permalink
    February 9, 2011 3:16 pm

    How long (approximately) should it take for the bean sprouts and radishes to become completely cooked?? Thanks!

    • Sunnie permalink*
      February 9, 2011 3:41 pm

      Hi, Sarah! I think boiling it for about 15 minutes would be enough. The radish should look transparent (rather than white) when it’s done. Hope it turns out well. I find the soup soothing and cleansing. ;)

  2. Sarah permalink
    February 9, 2011 4:10 pm

    Thanks Sunnie! I can’t wait to try this soup and the seitan recipe. I found your blog through a post on The Kind Life site.

    • Sunnie permalink*
      February 9, 2011 4:30 pm

      That is awesome, Sarah, I am a huge Kind Life fan! I hope you have fun with the soup and seitan recipes. :) Let me know how they turned out!

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