This Korean cuisine favorite is a staple comfort soup. It requires little work and is perfect if you feel a little tired and weak and in need of something re-energizing. The flavor of this radish soup is very delicate and nourishing. It is just a combination of luxurious beef broth and bright taste of daikon radish. The sweetness and light flavor of the radish really cuts the richness of the meat stock making a perfect balance of complex flavors.
Garlic and sesame oil are complimentary background flavors that pair great with beef and daikon. You can also add ginger as an option for a more soothing effect. It really helps with upset stomach, sore throat and runny nose. This soup is an ultimate hug in a bowl.
The daikon radish looks like a white carrot. And you can get it in produce section in most grocery stores.
It’s a root vegetable, but instead of having a potent, peppery taste, it’s sweet, crisp and mild. It works wonders when paired with boneless short ribs. The result is delicious soup that has a wonderful clear and light broth and delicious flavor. A nice alternative to heavy, hearty winter stews.
Making this soup is super easy. You only need a handful of ingredients and a little bit of time. Start by boiling the short ribs in water for about 45 minutes until the meat is fork tender. Sauté cut daikon radish in oil and add to the aromatic broth. Coat the bite size pieces of meat with chopped garlic, sesame oil and seeds, and Korean soy sauce and add to the broth as well. Cook for another 15 minuets to develop all the flavors. Serve with chopped green onions and fresh pepper.
Expand your soup horizons and try this mouthwatering, soothing Korean offering for a comforting meal!