Haejangguk, Korean Hangover Soup

After a long night out, nothing helps get rid of a hangover like a warm, delicious, rehydrating soup.

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons doenjang (Korean bean paste)
  • 1/3 cup gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Soup

  • 10 cups water
  • 1 (5x5-inch) piece dried kombu, wiped
  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 green onions, broken in half
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 15 green outer napa cabbage leaves
  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 ounces mu (Korean radish)
  • 3 to 4 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 to 3 handfuls of soybean sprouts

Steps

  1. In a small bowl, add the garlic, doenjang, gochugaru, sesame oil, fish sauce, mirin and black pepper.
  2. Mix well with a spoon.

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