Beef and radish soup is a very popular soup in Korea. The soup is non-spicy, so it’s a perfect choice for children, and it can be whipped up quickly if you have a lot of sudden guests. It’s hearty food best enjoyed with rice, and is a staple in the Korean diet.

This is an old recipe with a new video, part of my project to remake all of my old videos into higher quality HD and with original music so they can’t be blocked in some countries on copyright grounds.

Ingredients (serves 2-3)


  1. Slice the radish thinly into bite size pieces about 1½ x 1½ inch and ¼ to 1/8 inch thick.
  2. Put the radish and water into a pot. Cover and bring it to a boil over medium high heat for about 15 minutes.
    Cutting radishAdding water
  3. Add the beef and garlic. Turn down the heat to medium and cook for 25 minutes.
    beef brisket
  4. Add fish sauce, kosher salt, and chopped green onion.
    Adding fish sauce
  5. Cook another 5 minutes and remove from the heat.
  6. Ladle into a bowl. Serve with rice, kimchi, and more side dishes.

Leave your rating:

So far this is rated 5/5 from 406 votes

Be the first to rate this.


  1. LuckyLauren Florida joined 3/23 & has 1 comment

    I started making Maangchi’s dishes for my boyfriend who grew up in Korea. He loved this soup so much and said he hasn’t had it since he was a kid and never remembered the name, he was so excited to taste it again thank you for these recipes. I served it with a side of oi muchim

    See full size image

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 564 comments

      I’m delighted to hear that your Korean boyfriend enjoyed your beef radish soup! It’s a soup that’s widely loved among Koreans. Keep exploring your boyfriend’s favorite Korean dishes and enjoy your time together! : )

  2. Bailey Wisconsin, United States joined 3/23 & has 1 comment

    Hi I was hoping to make this soup but I’m unable to find any Korean radish or daikon radish anywhere near me, so I was wondering if it was possible to use white turnips as a substitute for the radish in this recipe. I’ve used white turnips in place of Korean radish before for things like 무생채 or 김치 but I don’t know if it would work here. Thanks.

  3. leeesb NYC joined 11/22 & has 1 comment

    Eating this while sick has been the best thing. It’s helped to make me feel better!

More comments to read! Jump to page: 1 2

Leave a Reply

You must create a profile and be logged in to post a comment.