Homemade Korean dumplings (mandu) are the star of this clear broth-based soup. The broth is incredibly easy to make and you only need three ingredients to make it.
This soup is so simple but tasty. You know all of the Korean dumpling recipes we’ve shared with you, well here they are being put to great use once again. This is why in all of our dumpling recipes, we say to make extra and put the extras in the freezer. If you have extra dumplings in the freezer, this recipe takes no time to make.
Key features and tips
We are using a very simple broth for this recipe. The Korean dumplings (mandu) are the star of this soup. All that you really need to make this broth is chicken bouillon cubes and water. However, you could also experiment and use a tasty bone broth instead of chicken bouillon cubes. We, however, made this recipe super easy since we have chicken bouillon cubes in our pantry at all times.
For this recipe, we are using our own homemade Korean dumplings (mandu). You could use store-bought if you absolutely do not have the time or energy to make homemade dumplings. We highly recommend our Korean dumpling (mandu) recipe for this soup. The cooking time below in the recipe card is also based on dumplings being steamed or pre-cooked. So if you are using frozen dumplings that are store-bought, simply steam them first according to the package instructions.
Ingredients needed to make this easy dumpling soup
- Steamed Korean dumplings (mandu) (see our recipe)
- Chicken bouillon cubes
How to make our easy Korean dumpling (mandu) soup
Step 1: Boil the water
Place water and chicken bouillon cubes in a medium-sized pot. Allow it to come to a boil.
Step 2: Add in the dumplings
Once it has reached a boil, add in the pre-cooked/steamed dumplings (mandu). Turn the heat down to medium-high heat, and allow it to continue cooking for about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Top with chopped scallions and enjoy
That’s it! Place in serving bowls and top each bowl with freshly chopped scallions. Enjoy!
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Easy Dumpling Soup (Mandu-guk)
Homemade Korean dumplings (mandu) are the star of this clear broth-based soup.
- 12 steamed Korean dumplings (mandu) (see our recipe)
- 4 cups of water
- 3 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 scallion, chopped (¼” pieces)
- Place water and chicken bouillon cubes in a medium-sized pot. Allow it to come to a boil.
- Once it has reached a boil, add in the pre-cooked/steamed dumplings (mandu). Turn the heat down to medium-high heat, and allow it to continue cooking for about 5 minutes.
- That’s it! Place in serving bowls and top each bowl with freshly chopped scallions.
Each individual can add more salt to their own personal bowl of soup if preferred.
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