KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG

KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG

Jampong is one of my favorite Korean noodle soup. Perfect for the cooler weather and if it’s not obvious enough, anything that involves seafood, has a higher chance of getting my vote :) Jampong is pretty easy and quick to prepare and can’t be more satisfying. If udon is not your favorite noodle (my daughter has been crowned the queen of noodle in this house, but udon is not her favorite), feel free to use other type of noodle like rice noodles, wheat noodles, etc. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you want. Either way, you’ll still find it very satisfying.

KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG
 

What you will need:
  • About 12 oz of udon noodles or any noodle of your choice (cook according to direction)
  • 4 oz large prawns (peeled and deveined)
  • 2 oz mussels (scrub clean)
  • 2 oz pork loin/ chicken/beef (freeze in the freezer for about 15 minutes and then thinly sliced)
  • 1-inch ginger (peeled and grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 small onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and sliced)
  • 2-3 bunch of baby bok choy (blanched)
  • 2 Tbsp Korean chili powder (more if you want it looks “redder”)
  • 2 dried red chili
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 cups or chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp of cooking oil
  • 2 stalks of green onions (finely chopped)

Instructions:
  1. Preheat a large pot with oil. Add in garlic, ginger, and onion. Saute until the onion is soft, about 2 minutes. Add in the pork and saute until they turn color. Add in mirin, dried chili, and chili powder. Add in the carrot and the stock. Bring to a boil and then let it gently simmer until the carrots are soft but not mushy. Have a taste on the soup and season with soy sauce and a pinch of salt if needed
  2. When ready to serve, bring the soup back to a boil, portion the noodles and vegetables out into individual serving bowls. Add in the seafood into the soup (you don’t want to do this early because seafood is easily overcooked, do this when you ready to serve the noodle). They should cook quickly. Discard any mussels that do not open. Portion the seafood into the serving bowl. Generously ladle the hot broth over. Garnish with chopped spring onion and serve immediately

KOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONGKOREAN-STYLE SPICY NOODLE SOUP / JAMPONG

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