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Naing Kuk - Korean Cold Cucumber Soup

kozzak's picture
Cold soup that is unique & easy! tatsy as a summer soup.
  Cucumbers 2
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  White vinegar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Chopped green onions 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable stock 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  White sesame seeds 2 Teaspoon

Peel cucumbers then slice very thinly.
Place in a dish then add soy sauce, vinegar, green onions, sugar, chili powder & sesame oil.
Set aside for 1 hr.
Add your stock.
Toast sesame seeds in a small pan over med-heat until golden then grind finely.
Transfer soup to a tureen & sprinkle on sesame seeds.
Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Vegan, Vegetarian
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
75 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Given tio meby the sister of a Korean friend. ORIGIN: Miyong Park, Honolulu-Hawaii, circa 1990

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 67 Calories from Fat 32

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.5%

Saturated Fat 0.31 g1.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 996.6 mg41.5%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10.2%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 2 g3.2%

Vitamin A 8.3% Vitamin C 7%

Calcium 1.7% Iron 2.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

kimepark's picture
This dish can be prepared much less than 75 minutes. I usually set aside no more than 15 minutes after mixing ingredients. Using any kind of mechanical slicing tool other than hand knife may shorten the preparation time. It is better to use Japanese cucumber or English cucumber to make this Naing Kuk (Cold Soup) or Oee Neng-che (Cucumber Cold Soup). Japanese cucumber and English cucumber have mild taste, almost no seeds and soft skins - you do not need to peel off the skins. I usually add some ice cubes in the Oee Naing Kuk (Oee Neng-che) before serving, because I rather love to eat when it is icy cold. It is very healthy and tasty side dish during hot summer days. I am so glad to see this recipe.
Naing Kuk - Korean Cold Cucumber Soup Recipe