Mussel Korean Style Soup (Guksu-jangguk)

40 minshere
Cooking method: Stove top

Mussel Korean Style Soup (Guksu-jangguk)

40 mins
Cooking method: Stove top



  • 500ml water or fish stock
  • 12 New Zealand Greenshell™ mussels
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 stalks spring onion, cut into fine ribbons
  • 1 red chilli, diced
  • ½ pkt  soba noodles, cooked as per instructions


  • kimchi
  • fine strips of carrot & radish
  • Korean chilli paste
  • light soy sauce




Cooking method

  1. In a medium soup pot add the water/stock & bring to the boil. Add the mussels & allow to cook open, then remove the mussels from the pot, take the meat from the shell & set aside. Add the shiitake, spring onion & chilli, simmering for 3-4 minutes. Season to taste & add the cooked noodles.
  2. Set out 4 soup bowls, portion the mussels and noodles evenly. Ladle out the hot soup over the mussels & noodles ensuring even distribution of the vegetables. Serve with garnishes on the side.

This recipe serves 4 people.

Image and recipe courtesy Nurtured Seafood