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Korean Fish Cake Soup (Eomuk Guk)

by Yejiskitchenstories

A light and savory soup loaded with onions and fish cakes, this popular Korean street food is delicious as a side dish or as a complete meal with rice or noodles.

what is eomuk (fish cakes)?

Eomuk (어묵) means fish cake in Korean. It’s a popular street food made of a batter of chopped fish meat and is typically deep-fried. In Korea, you can see this served on a skewer, as a deep-fried snack, or in soups like Eomuk Guk.

I grew up eating eomuk (fish cakes) in various ways and is still a staple food in my diet 🙂

what you’ll need:

  • eomuk (fish cakes): this can be found in the freezer aisle in most Asian grocery stores. My favorite brands for this are Choripdong and CJ. Some packaged fish cakes include a seasoning pack for the soup, I like to use it to season the soup as well.
  • anchovy broth: I used anchovy broth coins for this!
  • onions
  • Korean radish
  • garlic
  • green onions
  • light soy sauce
  • dumplings: optional, but so good in this soup!

all the details

Prep your vegetables

Slice your vegetables into bite-sized pieces and set them aside.

Make the anchovy broth

In a pot, combine the water, anchovy broth coins, and garlic. Simmer on medium heat until the broth coins are dissolved.

Cook the soup

Add the radish, onions, and frozen fish cakes to the broth. Cook on medium heat until the radish is soft.

Add the green onions and season the soup with light soy sauce (and the seasoning packet if it’s included) to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

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Korean Fish Cake Soup (Eomuk Guk)

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: n/a calories n/a fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Slice your vegetables into bite-sized pieces and set them aside.
  2. In a pot, combine the water, anchovy broth coins, and garlic. Simmer on medium heat until the broth coins are dissolved.
  3. Add the radish, onions, and frozen fish cakes to the broth. Cook on medium heat until the radish is soft.
  4. Add the green onions and season the soup with light soy sauce (and the seasoning packet if it's included) to taste.
    Serve and enjoy!
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