Thursday, September 5, 2013

Moo Gook (Korean Radish Soup)


We are going places, are we not, or should I say that I am actually the one taking you all over the world for home cooking food trail? I think I am. Pretty much we have been food travelling together, obviously in the virtual world, we can be at home and still head to all the different food destinations in any part of the world? Shall we now recall where we have gone so far? Of course everything must begin in our home ground Malaysia (Chinese Mixed Vegetable Stew, Onion Soup, Lentil Vegetable Soup & Burdock Root Soup) and particularly for soups, we did head to other countries as well. More or less (Vietnamese Fish Soup, Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup & Tom Yum Goong), then again, with cooking invention and cooking thinking, anything is possibly? I mean, the marrying of cooking technics and ingredients from different parts of the world (Salted Fish Bone Soup) and in Malaysia by itself, there's not only the three main races? In fact, there is no short of, you name it, the various types of food from the rest of the ethnic community? Furthermore, when we speak about vegetarianism, vegetarianism in our country and elsewhere too (Vegetarian Pumpkin Soup, Portuguese Caldo Verde SoupThai Tomato SoupJapanese Vegetable Soup & Chinese Tofu Soup). What about this Moo Gook, aka Korean Radish Soup? A vegetarian soup, or if you really feel you like to convert it to a non-vegetarian soup, I think beef is the meat you should add. Otherwise, just stick to my version of vegetarian Moo Gook. Moo Gook, aka Korean Radish Soup? Super smooth utter satisfaction by our home affairs common ingredients, except for buying Korean radish and Korean soy sauce. 

Ingredients
1/2 Korean radish - remove skin and slice thinly
1/2 litre vegetable stock 
3-4 shiitake mushrooms - soak to soften and slice into 3-4 pieces
1/2 inch ginger - slice
10 garlic - lightly smashed 
1/2 tbsp Korean soy sauce (or the nearest other option can be Kikkoman soy sauce)
2-3 stalks spring onion - slice
2 tbsp oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Method
Saute ginger and garlic in heated oil.
Pour stock in.
Add radish and mushrooms.
Simmer till both becomes soft and tender.
Add the rest of the ingredients except spring onion. 
Remove from heat and garnish with spring onion. 




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25 comments:

  1. Light,tasty and full of flavored,I never use some ingredients in this soup but I'm sure is available in local Asian market here,the weather is getting cold here everyday,so will make some soup soon :)

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  2. I love the flavor of radish and that soup sounds superb !

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  3. looks like a comforting bowl of soup...

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  4. Thats a healthy bowl Nava :-) Looks so comforting.

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  5. I must say I am inspired to try out new soups seeing your recipes.That pumpking soup you posted the other day and now this one.Slurrpppp :)

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  6. beautifully assembled nava.looks fantastic.

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  7. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 5, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Nava, radish is also my favourite. I like it in soup, braised or stewed too :)

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  8. I love both the two soup dishes you have put up! I am such a soup person hee. Esp love homecooked ones where by one is assured that there's no MSG/salt added unnecessarily!

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  9. One healthy bowl of soup, looks yum...

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  10. ha...ha... Nava, i also cooking a radish soup today, but just in the simple way, with ginger and salt.

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  11. I love you for your soup recipies, i am a sucker for soups..
    Kisses,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  12. wooo..that is one comfort bowl of my fav soup and wonderful recipes of radish

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  13. You are so innovative in soup recipes.. Mushroom and Radish is a new combo.. You are tempting me to try Soup recipes..

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  14. That's an amazing soup ! looks so comforting !

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  15. Love bowl of soup, I love mushrooms. Never had radishes though or if I did, I can't remember.

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  16. Yum! Your Japanese Radish & Mushroom Soup looks scrumptious! I'm so ready for cooler weather and hot soup like this. :)

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  17. Ok,this soup is totally new to me and I am already loving reading the ingredients and looking at the pictures, which by the way are really yummy.

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  18. I am a big fan and soup Nava.. And this soup with radish looks amazing.. Will try substituting the said ingredients with crushed black pepper :-)

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  19. I haven't gone into Japanese cuisine as yet but would love to try this out. Looks most refreshing! All the ingredients won't be available though. I'll check out your Japanese Lotus soup now.

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  20. A super healthy soup bowl.............i haven't tasted Japanese radish but will try with Indian radish.
    shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  21. My my, love the way you pair your food. This soup looks amazingly healthy and comforting.

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  22. wow ...soup looks really yummy n healthy..

    my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyzone.com/2013/09/nyx-blush-pb-14-spice-review-swatches.html

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  23. It looks super delicious. Healthy and yummy :)

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