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Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup, Jjam Pong (Jjam Ppong, Jam Pong)

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nut free
prep time: 
15 min
inactive time: 
0 min
cooking time: 
75 min
total time: 
90 min

Jjam Ppong is one of the most enjoyed (take-out) delivery food in Korea along with jjajangmyeon. Jjam Ppong, jjajangmyeon and tangsuyuk are the epitome of Korean Chinese food that is well known for being delivered to houses in a steel case called "Cheol Ga Bang 철가방", even back in the days when food delivery was unusual.

Jjam Ppong's spicy and rich broth combined with delicious seafoods will satisfy your palate as well as deep down hunger. Once you try it, you will crave it again and again. Enjoy!

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2 ozShrimp 새우
2 ozSquid 오징어
2 ozClam 조개살
½ ozMussel 홍합 (optional)
2 ozPork Belly 삼겹살
¼ Zucchini, Korean (Grey Squash) 애호박 (or regular zucchini)
2 ozCabbage 양배추
Onion (Medium) 양파
1 ozBamboo Shoot 죽순 (optional)
½ ozWood Ears Mushroom (dried) 목이 버섯 (optional)
Green Onion 파 (optional)
3 tbsGochugaru, Korean Hot Pepper Flakes 고추가루
¼ cupVegetable Oil 식용유
8 cupsChicken Broth 닭육수
1½ tspSalt 소금
pinch Black Pepper 후추
1½ tspGarlic (minced) 다진 마늘
1½ tspGinger (minced) 다진 생강
1 lb 2 ozUdon Noodles 우동 생면

mussels, bamboo shoot, dried wood ear mushrooms, green onions

1 whole chicken, 3 green onions, 1 ginger root, 7 cloves garlic, 15+ cups of water
  Click here to learn how to make chicken broth.

Ingredient amounts in the recipe instructions are for the default serving size.
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Ingredient amounts in the recipe summary are for the default serving size.

1. Broth

Bring 8 cups of chicken broth to boil if you bought pre-made chicken broth and let it simmer on low heat. [Click here to learn how to make chicken broth.]

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Boil chicken broth

8 cups

2. Prepare mushrooms

Soak dried wood ear mushrooms in cold water for 20 min. Wash thoroughly and cut into smaller pieces.

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  • dried ear mushrooms
  • in cold water
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Wash thoroughly

Cut into small pieces

3. Cut ingredients

Wash and julienne all vegetables except bamboo shoot and mushrooms. Cut pork belly into small pieces.

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Julienne vegetables

Cut pork belly

4. Cook noodles

Cook noodles in boiling water. When cooked, rinse in cold water and drain well.

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Cook noodles



5. Sauté vegetables

Pre-heat vegetable oil in a pot, sauté in the order of ginger, pork, seafood, red chili flakes, vegetables, mushrooms (cook 3 min each before adding the next item) on HIGH heat. If it gets dry, add more oil.

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Sauté in oil

in order

  • minced ginger
  • pork
  • seafood
  • red chili flakes
  • vegetables
  • mushrooms

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6. Add chicken broth

Add 6-8 cups of hot chicken broth, add ½ tablespoon of minced garlic and season with about ½ tablespoon of salt (add gradually while tasting the soup so it doesn’t become too salty). Add bamboo shoot (optional). Boil for 10 minutes on medium heat and add a pinch of black pepper

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6-8 cups chicken broth


  • ½ tbs minced garlic
  • ½ tbs salt
  • bamboo shoot

Bring to boil

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Add black pepper

7. Place noodles.

Place noodles in a bowl.

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in a bowl

8. Pour soup

Pour the soup over it. Make sure the soup is boiling hot. Top with seafood and garnish with chopped green onions.

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Pour soup

Top with

  • seafood
  • chopped green onions

9. Serve

OPTIONAL: It’s nice to serve with sliced yellow pickled radish on the side if you have some. Pour a spoon of vinegar on top of the radish. Enjoy!

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Serve with

yellow pickled radish



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