Korean Soybean Paste Soup

Twoenjang - Tchigae

Preparation info
  • Makes


    First-Course Servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Splendid Soups

By James Peterson

Published 2000

  • About

Korea is the only country in Asia—except for regions of northern China—that uses beef as part of the regular diet. This delicious soup starts out with strips of steak marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and kimchee—Korean preserved cabbage. The Koreans eat kimchee with almost every meal, and once you’ve tasted it you’ll find it easy to understand why. Kimchee is easy to find in any grocery that sells Korean food products, or you can make it yourself.