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Korean Seaweed Soup

In Korea, Mothers take Myeokguuk or seaweed soup up to 3 times a day after she gives birth. Not just that seaweed helps to promote lactation, they also support hormones and calm the nervous system. On an energetic level, seaweed reminds us that everything is tidal and constantly changing. It invites us too surrender to the waves and let feelings wash over us. Use any kind of seaweed you like and sip the soup straight up. Add with beef, rice and egg to make it a more substantial bowl.

Korean Seaweed Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Korean
Servings 6 people


  • 1/2 pc white or yellow onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 115 g beef sirlooin cubed ( omit for vegetarian version)
  • 1 cup anchovies either add beef sirloin or anchovies
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 L water or broth of your choice
  • 2 cups dried seaweed dules, wakame,hijiki,arame, or help, rinsed
  • 6 shiitake mushroooms dried or fresh
  • 1 tablespoon Soya Sauce
  • 445 g beef or pork stew optional ; for heartier stew