Feeling Unwell: Korean Kimchi Mackerel Soup

Graci.in.the.Kitchen's picture

Nov. 06, 2013

Feeling unwell? When I'm unwell, I think of home. So let me show you how my family uses kimchi and mackerel to make a delicious healing soup. It works because both kimchi mackerel strengthen our immune system and helps us fight infections. Next time you're unwell, give this a go!


Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
Fermented kimchi 500 Gram
Water 1 Liter (as needed to cover the kimchi)
Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
Oyster sauce 1 Tablespoon
Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
Canned mackerel 1 Can (10 oz)
Spring onion 3 , cut into matchstick lengths (2
For rice
Rice 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. Rinse the rice three times and pour enough water so that it gets cooked. Place it in a rice cooker and cook until done.


2. In a saucepan, pour the sesame oil and add in the kimchi. Stir for a few minutes.

3. Pour in enough water to the pan and season with soy sauce, oyster sauce and brown sugar.

4. Add in the mackerel and spring onion and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for minute or two.


5. Serve soup with some rice and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 264Calories from Fat 98

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 959 mg39.96%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet