• Beef and Daikon Radish Soup

    By Jeri Mobley-Arias

    Curling up to a large bowl of Beef + Daikon Radish soup after a long workday is what I most look forward to, especially during these cold, winter days.

    • Officially known as Soegogi-muguk, Beef and Radish soup is a fantastic Korean soup that’s simple to make and warms the soul.

      One of favorite pastimes is to go to our favorite Korean spa; relax in the hot and cold pools in our respective area and agree to meet at a certain time to share a bowl of Soegogi-muguk, rice, and banchan. Missing those spa days!

      Why you should make this soup:
      • It's incredibly easy to make;
      • Tastes even better the next day–that's assuming you'll have any leftover;
      • Makes for a great everyday soup.
      Korean radish vs daikon radish

      Traditionally, Mu (Korean Radish) is used in this dish; it is shorter and rounder than daikon, and similar in color–white with a light green top. Daikon radish is a fine substitute, yielding a similar flavor.

      If you can find Mu, which is typically sold at Asian markets, buy it, and opt for one that's firm. If using daikon radish, also opt for one that is firm.

      What's in Beef and Radish Soup?

      Slow simmering is necessary to create tender beef and deep flavor. Ingredients include:

      • fish sauce
      • soy sauce
      • garlic
      • green onion
      • daikon radish
      • chuck beef
      Very simple to make–like, super easy

      After prepping the aromatics and slicing the beef into thin slices, it’s a simple add, boil, mix, simmer process from there.

      Serve with steamed rice

      Beef and Daikon Radish soup is normally served with rice. When plating, serve soup in a bowl along with a side of steamed rice (I prefer jasmine rice).

      Engage in a sequence of a scoop of rice followed by submerging the spoon into the soup. There’s something about this two step process before it hits your taste buds that makes the soup taste so irresistibly good.

      Looking for more soup?

      Tag me #whisperofyum on Instagram when you make this dish. I love seeing my eats in your home and thank you for your support!

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  • Beef and Daikon Radish Soup

    By Jeri Mobley-Arias

    Curling up to a large bowl of Beef + Daikon Radish soup after a long workday is what I most look forward to, especially during these cold, winter days.

    • Total Time:
      1 hour 40 minutes
    • Servings:
      2-3

    Ingredients

    • ¾ lb beef chuck steak, ½ inch thick slices
    • 8 cups water
    • ¾ lb daikon radish, cut into ¼ inch thick slices
    • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon fish sauce
    • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
    • ¼ cup garlic minced
    • 4 green onion, white + green parts sliced

    For serving

    • jasmine rice
    • sliced green onion

    Instructions

    1. Add water and daikon radish to a medium-sized dutch oven and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
    2. Add sliced beef, fish sauce, soy sauce, garlic, and kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then lower to a to medium-high heat and cook for 45 minutes.
    3. Lower heat to a simmer, add green onion and cook an additional 25 minutes minutes on.
    4. Taste soup and adjust seasoning. Add more fish sauce and kosher needed.
    5. Serve with steamed jasmine rice on the side and top soup with sliced green onion.
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