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Kongnamulguk With Chicken Gizzards: A Korean-Inspired Soup Recipe

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how to make kongnamulguk with chicken gizzards

how to make kongnamulguk with chicken gizzards

Kongnamulguk is a famous Korean soup that is made with bean sprouts. The name is a combination of two Korean words: "kongnamul" means soybean sprouts, and "guk" means soup. It is considered to be an affordable, everyday soup in Korea.

I enjoy eating bean sprouts. I always make sure that I have some in my refrigerator, and I like adding them to various dishes when I cook at home.

My version of kongnamulguk is a bit different from the standard recipe because I added chicken gizzards to add a chicken flavor to the soup. Learn how easy it is to make this soup at home.

ingredients for kongnamulguk recipe

ingredients for kongnamulguk recipe


  • 125 grams chicken gizzards, sliced
  • 100 grams mung bean sprouts
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken gizzard stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 1 tabelspoon vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Oil, for cooking

Items You'll Need:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 3 medium bowls
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • strainer

For Cooking:

  • 2 pots
  • cooking spoon
  • soup ladle (for serving)

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

20 min

25 min

3 to 4 servings


  1. Slice gizzards into smaller pieces.
  2. Cook chicken gizzards in boiling water with salt and vinegar.
  3. Once cooked, take the gizzards out of the liquid and set aside, but also reserve the stock and set aside.
  4. Heat pot with a small amount of oil.
  5. Saute onion and garlic, then add those chicken gizzards and cook for few minutes.
  6. Pour in gizzard stock and water. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover with lid. Bring to a boil.
  8. When boiling, add the mung bean sprouts. Cover it again and cook for another minute.
  9. Turn off the heat. Serve while still hot.

Kongnamulguk with Chicken Gizzards Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  • Replace gizzard stock with chicken broth, if preferred.
  • Add your favorite seasonings to add your own twist to the recipe.
  • Sprinkle some crispy fried garlic bits for added crunch.
  • Adjust the amount of water if necessary.
  • You may use garlic powder and onion powder if fresh isn't available.
  • Add homemade chili garlic oil to make the soup a little bit spicy.
  • Try growing mung bean sprouts at home. It's both organic and cheap.
kongnamulguk recipe - Korean-inspired soup

kongnamulguk recipe - Korean-inspired soup

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