Fish cake soup (Eomukguk: 어묵국)
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Fish cake soup (Eomukguk: 어묵국)

September 3, 2019

(chopping sounds) (intro music) Hi everybody! Today, let’s make something, winter food. It’s very popular Korean street snack,
it’s called ‘eomukguk’. Eomuk is fish cakes, fish cake soup,
many people request this recipe, Let’s start! [ You will need:
fish cakes, radish, dried anchovies, onion, dried kelp, soy sauce, salt, sugar, hot pepper flakes, garlic, green onion, green chili pepper, sesame oil & sesame seeds ] Even you go to the Korean grocery store, you will see there are so many
different kinds of fish cake, and different shape, different color, and different price. The more fish inside, the more expensive, and also more delicious. So check out the back of the package,
how much fish inside. I chose these two types. This is- This shape, I chose this. And also, this diverse, made with snapper. First, let’s make delicious broth. We need 12 cups of water (3 liters). I’m going to use radish. You can use Korean radish or daikon,
and dried anchovies later, and onion. Dried kelp, we using just really simple ingredients
make a really delicious broth. Cut it off, the top. [ ½ inch (1.27 cm) thick] This is around half a pound (226.796 grams)
for 12 cups of water. Use cutter to make the shape. So we are going to use all this leftover thing. Keep it inside this strainer. Add this here. We all use this skin also. Chop it up, really thinly. And… put it here. So onion, one cup (236.588 ml). Also chop it up into small size. Dried kelp. Let’s bring to a boil. [ Bring to a boil over high heat ] These are dried anchovies, 20 large dried anchovies. Remove the head, and we are going to use this for this soup and remove this inside. It’s black, it’s going to be bitter if you use this. Twenty dried anchovies this way, so remove the inside. [ “ehh… Maangchi emptied all our stomachs!” : ) ] Microwave oven, just one minute. [ ow ow so fast! : ) ] Twenty minutes, I boiled this over high heat. It’s time for dried anchovies. Open the lid, dump in there. You don’t have to close the lid, just let it boil. Meanwhile, I going to skewer my fish cake. [ fish cake, fish cake, won’t you come out? : ) ] All red color. [ This type of fish cake needs to be softened first. ] This is hot water. [ This type of fish cake needs to be softened first. ] I soaked this, hot water, for five minutes. And then I have to drain this. When you skewer, fold in half, like this lengthwise. [ fold it like a blanket! : ) ] Fold this way. [ fold it like a blanket! : ) ] And skewer. These guys are waiting for the broth. Ya! This is our really delicious broth. Radish looks translucent, eh? And onion. And kelp. We remember beautiful flower-shaped radish. Let’s strain this. [ irresistible color of delicious broth! ] Beautiful color, this broth. [ irresistible color of delicious broth! ] We made this. So, I’m going to add soy sauce and salt. Two teaspoons (9.85784 ml) soy sauce. One teaspoon (4.92892 ml) salt. And, mix this. [ “Hello, my name is anchovy stock” ] And then, simple. These guys, let’s put them here. How many servings do you think this is going to be? I think one person per one skewer. Now, we have to put the broth. The radish. So, radish is also tasty. And, let’s bring to a boil. So, we are going to boil around ten to twenty minutes. Let’s make seasoning sauce! Soy sauce, quarter cup (59.14706 ml). Garlic. [ The sound of splitting green chilis sounds very spicy! ] And green onion. And add this. Soy sauce. A pinch of sugar. And one teaspoon (4.92892 ml) hot pepper flakes. Mix this well. Sesame oil one teaspoon (4.92892 ml). Sesame seeds. one teaspoon (4.92892 ml). That’s it. We are going to use this yangnyeomjang
to dip this eomuk. Much much more tasty when you eat with this. [ delicious sound! : ) bogeul bogeul (보글 보글) ] Bring it here. Sprinkle some chopped green onion. Okay, done. So, let me taste it~! [ oh good time : ) ] Then, grab this one also. I love to eat a lot of this broth. Okay, small bowl. Seasoning sauce. Lemme taste it. I can taste fish, cod fish, snapper, and also inside some shrimp flavor. Elastic and really plump and chewy. I love to eat cooked radish too. Hot! (chuckles) Hot! Hot! So tasty and hot and this soup is going down,
all body is going to get warm. Today we made eomukguk, fish cake soup. Share this delicious hearty food
with your family members and friends, and let me know how yours turns out. Enjoy my recipe! See you next time! Bye bye~!


  • Reply Treey Marfu'ah December 2, 2017 at 4:49 am

    I already done tried this recipe. Thank you so much Maangchi for this delicious recipe. And My diet was failed because this 😅

  • Reply j-cell December 9, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Hello! Maangchi, I just made this and it's super delish! Two questions
    can I still reuse the kelp and the anchovies for another batch or cuisine that needs it?
    Can we eat the anchovies with the broth or should I discard it completely?

  • Reply Thùy Trang Nguyên Thị Thùy Trang December 18, 2017 at 9:20 am


  • Reply Canela Gagarin December 19, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Hi Maangchi. There's no Flat fish cakes where I live and dying to taste some. Do you know how to make it? 🤗

  • Reply Nicolas H Redondo December 20, 2017 at 3:29 am

    You are so nice and generous, maangchi your recipes are amazing. Koreans are so nice and just awesome. Thanks for everything!

  • Reply Maangchi December 21, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Check out Malay caption! One of my viewers submitted the caption! Thank you very much!

  • Reply Viandini Vivi December 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    your my favorite maangchi 😍😍😍

  • Reply Ebby Lon December 24, 2017 at 3:52 am

    What is the name of that square fish cake 😁

  • Reply nong korng January 3, 2018 at 12:14 pm


  • Reply Alexis Cotton January 5, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Maangchi… this looks so good!

  • Reply yulia widiastuti January 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Hot funny 😂😍

  • Reply fatma wati January 25, 2018 at 5:06 am

    maangchi please adopt me

  • Reply Zed Zed January 25, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Pleeease, could you do a video on how to make fish cakes for a stew or for Tteokbokki?

  • Reply Jasna Panday January 26, 2018 at 7:29 am

    waahhhh…. i want to taste it too…

  • Reply mrs.aforizma January 30, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Turkish subtitle please 😍

  • Reply yuki February 3, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I cant find any fish cake sheets, im from london can anyone help?

  • Reply Maangchi February 4, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Spanish caption was submitted by Jinkinew Subs (YouTube)! Thanks a lot!

  • Reply love Jesus February 6, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    가르쳐 주신대로 했더니 국물이 너무 맛있네요^^

  • Reply Never Love February 10, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Mouth watering 😄

  • Reply An Phung February 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    No no

  • Reply iamEMO iam February 13, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    uhmn I'm confused, what's the difference betweek radish in a strainer? and using left overs again putting in the same broth?

  • Reply merlyn caro February 24, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I love you maangchi the way how you cook I want to be like you 😘my dream to be a chef I love cooking!!!!

  • Reply syifa zalzafun March 4, 2018 at 6:26 am

    maangchi you should open a restaurant

  • Reply Totally Out March 6, 2018 at 12:39 am

    new subscriber here 🙂

  • Reply Thi Thai March 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm


  • Reply Maangchi March 16, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Jade Yao (YouTube) submitted Turkish caption! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Lucy Fernández March 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    How make fish cake sheet at home?

  • Reply Kim Ngân Nguyễn March 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I made this yesterday and it was delicious! I replaced anchovies with air dried shrimp and my friends who lived long time in Korea said it tastes similar. Thank Maangchi for the recipe!

  • Reply hoshi ym• March 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    How do you make fishcake? Please make a video !!

  • Reply swati sinha April 11, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    M in love wth ur recipe..

  • Reply Nhi Cao April 12, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Hi, what kind of soy sauce did you use?

  • Reply Ully Mauly April 17, 2018 at 11:15 am

    흐아아앙 맛있겠다아아 ㅠㅠ

  • Reply Sa Ss April 21, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Could you translated to Arabic ??😭💕💕

  • Reply Trang Nguyen April 21, 2018 at 8:50 am


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  • Reply Steven Shepard May 3, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Maangchi I HATE the taste of seaweed….is it ok to leave kelp out of the broth? I love seafood! Just not seaweed! Unless I get maki rolls for sushi I cannot tolerate the taste of Nori

  • Reply Nur Aisyah May 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Mm looks tasty💕🍢
    How long we can keep this soup on the fridge?

  • Reply Elicia May 16, 2018 at 8:58 am

    This is my favourite 😍

  • Reply 박미경 May 21, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    망치요리사님!요리 재밌게 잘 보고 있습니다.앞으로도 꾸준히 요리 해주세요.건강하세요😍😍😍

  • Reply 박미경 May 21, 2018 at 11:58 pm


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  • Reply hasbiy 864 June 2, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Hi Mangaachi..

    Please share how to make fish cake like papper?!


  • Reply cik hazz June 5, 2018 at 10:08 am

    aaah i remember how it taste! tried this in myeondong. it was a cold night and this is the last food we eat that night. looks very simple but really delicious! it warm us very well. ohh i miss korea! gonna try this recipe for sure. thank Maangchi! love from Malaysia 😀

  • Reply sadia afroz June 12, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Hi.. I'm Sadia.. from Bangladesh..
    I like your recipes very much..

  • Reply Unnie Cats June 24, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Amo suas comidas

  • Reply Sanyoung kim June 26, 2018 at 9:31 pm


  • Reply Creole Flower July 10, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Gota make This next for my Korean food obsession!

  • Reply Tiang Muangmoom August 3, 2018 at 6:17 am


  • Reply 김 종 대 September 7, 2018 at 11:01 am

    please can i have Arabic translation

  • Reply Mejo Hawsawi September 7, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Hello Maangshi can I use instant dashi stock ?

  • Reply Hin Nguyễn September 12, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Hello Maangchi, I really love your food. And when i tried cooking some of your recipe, the taste was so good. Thank you very much for that.
    Anyway, this time i want to try cooking fish cake soup, but i have seen some clip about korean street food, i saw the color of soup is red, and it might be spicy ( i like also spicy :))) ). Could you please help me to know how to cook like that ?
    Thank you very much ….

  • Reply yukisuperstylish September 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Maangchi shi can you adopt me TT^TT

  • Reply CN Kimmy September 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Pls share how to make odeng and rice cake..

  • Reply fruitzee514 October 27, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Miss Maangchi I have come to love Korean TV Novels and the food they eat seems delicious 😋😍… I have seen you make kimchi 😊. Can you make that flat fish cake and teokbokki too please?

  • Reply ▼・ᴥ・▼ November 14, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    I want to try the fishcake that looks like intestines

  • Reply shie drew November 19, 2018 at 8:08 am

    @maangchi where did you bought that small strainer?

  • Reply Hsusgt 22 November 27, 2018 at 10:34 am

    I love, love it my fave 😍

  • Reply TAEHYUNG'S Bae December 16, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    That moment when you know there is no korean grocery store nearby but still watch

  • Reply Cik Nor December 17, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    WOW.. thank you for the recipe, i like it and i want to try this recipe 😍

  • Reply fiixl t December 30, 2018 at 11:29 am

    حطي ترجمة عربية 💜

  • Reply Connie Tai January 2, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Wow this look so delicious. Makes. me hungry.

  • Reply Zion Huh January 8, 2019 at 4:59 am


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  • Reply Peaceful Min-Ji January 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    You are an amazing cook and so funny! I used your recipe for cheese corn and my children loved it! Thank you✌

  • Reply Khul Golgotha January 19, 2019 at 2:40 am

    I'm allergic to onions…can I make it without them?

  • Reply Nur Izzatush January 23, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Maangchi, i can't find a place that sell kelp in my country, so can I use dried seaweed (for miyeok guk) to make broth?

  • Reply Love Letters from Lori January 24, 2019 at 4:03 am


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  • Reply Joyce Fernandez February 4, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Looks delicious! Good job ❤️

  • Reply Finding Nemo February 5, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Very neat video

  • Reply Seeker Seeker February 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    I want you to be more careful with the knife .. I'm afraid you might get your fingers cut .. Becareful please.

  • Reply Avni Rana February 18, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Homemade fish cake sttip recipe

  • Reply Kyounghee Kim February 19, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Send ♥ from KOREA to maangchi. Love you~

  • Reply Ina Liana February 23, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Salam dari Indonesia love love

  • Reply Paul inocencio March 4, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Hello.please send me the recipe.from philippines.thank you

  • Reply Lemon LNT March 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Tôi đợi video mới của bạn , tôi rất thích kênh của bạn . Bạn hãy chia sẻ thêm một món Hàn Quốc ngon nữa nhé 🥰

  • Reply Jeanell Starr March 18, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    I love watching you. I made your recipe for Kimchi… it was awesome

  • Reply Kim Noon March 19, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I love watching U kooking

  • Reply Rachel Shin March 20, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Just made it today! So much better than the actual street food here in Korea!! I love it! One of my favorite dishes!

  • Reply Cut Zainab March 28, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    aku suka resepnya simpel banget mudah d cari

  • Reply victor g April 1, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Omg she is so beautiful I wish I could find me a Asian women for me I love the food and culture

  • Reply Hooisheue Khoo April 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Hi, Maangchi. Would you know how to make it spicy?

  • Reply pikaaa ly April 19, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Fish cake soup?odeng and eomuk?I suddenly thinking about jin's sugar glider when I saw the caption

  • Reply Maangchi April 20, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Synae Transmedia (YouTube) submitted French caption! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Syed Zisan Hasan April 20, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Its really a delecies recepie

  • Reply John Paul Casihan April 20, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I love it. I’m addicted to fish cakes when I went to Korea 😂😂

  • Reply mamana rafa April 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Is there any substitute for kelp? Not available in my country.

  • Reply Okay Oke April 24, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Its midnight and I am laying on my bed and watching all of your video…

  • Reply Arlene van Vegchel May 6, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    That's one of the few street food that I had in Korea and it was so yummy!! Hoping to eat them again when I visit Korea someday soon.

  • Reply May 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    설명도 꼼꼼히 다 해주시네용 너무 맛있어보여요~ 꼬치로 껴서는 어묵국 안해봤는데 한번해보고 싶네용!

  • Reply Panoi Sudsuey June 1, 2019 at 10:56 am


  • Reply RenzuNang Mangsang June 17, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Can you show on how to cook a bambooshoot Korean style please

  • Reply Olivia Chandra June 19, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    You are amazing woman

  • Reply Maangchi June 23, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Arabic caption was submitted by no love in my life (YouTube channel)! Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Isabel Chu June 26, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Mangi. You make life so vivid and pleasant. Your personality is 'oh so heavenly'.

  • Reply Marina Pacheco June 30, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Always saw the fish cakes but never really knew how to fix them. I love this video Maangchi. Love your enthusiasm. I am definitely going to be making this. Love you as always…

  • Reply park그댁 July 11, 2019 at 10:42 am

    ㅎㅎ 망치샘 짱
    드시는게 귀욤 이네요 ^^

  • Reply Oha nafishah July 25, 2019 at 7:47 am

    crazy maangchi..🙈🙈 dieying with your food….😋😋 you maangchi unnie..😍😍

  • Reply Clara Derrick August 1, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    My hubby loves this soup so do I. My ex sister inlaw taught me how to make it.
    Also, made your seaweed soup. Fabulous! Hubby likes it as well. Just wanted something light for supper and made it.
    Eat with kimchi and radish kimchi plus greens. Really good.

  • Reply inggrit iskandar August 8, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Omg.. I love fish cake soup..

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