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Korean spicy seafood noodle soup (Jjamppong)

Korean Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup. Jjamppong

Holly Ford
Jjamppong is Korean spicy seafood noodle soup and it is a popular menu in Korean-Chinese restaurants. This noodle soup is easy to make at home. Use a variety of seafood for a better tasting soup.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Noodles
Cuisine Chinese, Korean
Servings 4


  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 leek or 3 green onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/3 lb pork loin thinly sliced, optional
  • 3 tbsp Korean chili flakes (gochugaru)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 green cabbage sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • 4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp Korean soup soy sauce (gukganjang)
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lb variety of seafood; shrimp,squid (calamrai), mussel cleaned, shelled, or sliced
  • Wheat noodles or spaghetti noodles


  • In a large pot (a wok is a good option to use), heat oil over med-high heat and saute leek (or green onion) and garlic until fragrant. Add the pork, if using, to fry with the garlic mixture.
  • Add the chili flakes and stir-fry for 1 minute. Be careful not to burn the pepper. Add cayenne pepper if you desire extreme heat.
  • Add the cabbage and onion to the chili mixture and coat them well. Continue to stir-fry until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Add the zucchini slices and fry 1 more minute.
  • Pour the chicken broth and water and bring them to boil. Add the oyster sauce to the soup, and continue to simmer until the vegetables are tender over medium heat, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the seafood, season with Korean soy sauce for soup and pepper according to your taste.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the noodles according to the package directions. Distribute the noodles into the individual bowls. Ladle the hot soup over the noodles and serve immediately.


The leftover soup reheats very well. Store the soup in the fridge and reheat on the stove top. Serve with freshly cooked noodles or over rice.
Keyword chicken noodle soup, jjamppong, Korean spicy seafood noodle soup, Korean-Chinese food, mussel, seafood, seafood noodle soup, shrimp, spicy soup, squid
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