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Kim Chee Soup

There is just something about this soup that is so very soothing. It’s a great “the day after” soup! Need I say more. It is even good without the vegetables, feel free to add some sliced tofu.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: soup, soothing, vegetables, sliced tofu, Kim chee soup, pork, chicken broth
Yield: 4 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • ½ lb. lean pork, thinly sliced, slivers
  • 2 TB vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 4 TB red miso paste
  • 8 c. chicken broth
  • 1 c. daikon (turnip) kim chee, chopped
  • 1 c. cabbage kim chee, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch watercress, 2-inch pieces
  • 3 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 (20 oz.) blk. medium tofu, cubed, optional


  • In a large saucepan over medium high heat; brown pork in oil.
  • Add garlic, ginger and miso paste.
  • Cook 2 minute. Add broth.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Simmer 5-10 minutes.
  • Add kim chee, watercress and green onion; simmer 1-2 minutes.

How To Serve:

  • Serve immediately.
  • Optional to omit vegetables, add sliced tofu.
  • Serves 4-6.