Kimchi Soup 김치국

Diana Chan January 2, 2015 Korean, Recipes, soup


Kimchi guk 김치 찌개 or Kimchi Soup is M’s specialty. He would make this for me years ago when we were dating and still continues to make it to this very day. I just have to ask him kindly.

It’s a popular dish among Koreans all year round and you eat it with rice. Kimchi soup is very easy to make.


  • 3 cups Kimchi
  • 1 Tin of Canned Tuna
  • 1 Can of Spam
  • 1 Block of Tofu
  • 5 cups of Water
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil


Drizzle olive oil at the bottom of your pot and add in the kimchi with a bit of juice from the package. Let the kimchi simmer on medium for 5 minutes as it really transforms the taste.

I buy pre-cut kimchi so I don’t have to make a mess in the kitchen. If you have the onces with the whole kimchi, then chop it up into smaller pieces.


Pour the water into the pot.


Add in the canned tuna. I like using the Korean kind as it’s so much moist and flavourful than the other brands.


Chop up some spam and add it into the pot. Let it boil on medium for about 15 minutes.


Chop up some tofu and add it in last.


Boil for an additional10 minutes and it’s done.


Pour some kimchi soup over steamed rice and enjoy! Easy to make and it’s not complicated.

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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