Easy korean breakfast recipes

Kathleen Blumenthal
I love to cook and expand the boundaries of cooking
korean soup

Got stuck with traditional Western breakfast options: cereals, pancakes or eggs and want to explore something different? Go for a light veggie soup like Koreans do. Its amazing but Koreans indeed like to eat soups for breakfast. Why they do it is a mystery probably originating from deep within their culture, but modern science could also name a few reasons why it is beneficial to have soup for breakfast.

First, it helps with better digestion of other foods consumed during the day, secondly, a warm and nourishing soup will provide you with good source of protein and fiber from boiled vegetables, and last, but not the least -it means you could use the last night dinner leftovers!

Easy korean breakfast recipes

Korean breakfast

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1423 kcal


  • 1 stalk green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 pint tofu
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 salted belt fish
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 daikon
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 dried anchovies
  • 5 tbsp soybean paste
  • 2.5 cups water
  • optional: kimchi, pickles, rice


  1. The following ingredients go into the large pot

  2. Chop the green onion into 0.5” chops

  3. Chop one cup of yellow onion 

  4. Slice tofu into cubes 

  5. Chop zucchini into cubes

  6. Chop green chili 

  7. Chop cucumber

  8. Peel daikon and cut into halves. Cut the halves into smaller pieces, you will need only a handful of it

  9. Chop garlic, add anchovies

  10. Add tablespoon of soybean paste, add water

  11. Heat pot to boiling, decrease the heat and simmer for 20 minutes

  12. The following is the fish part: use a well heated pan, add oil and then fry each side of the fish for 4 minutes 

  13. The next is the egg part: remove the fish from the pan, crack eggs and cook for 5 minutes on medium

  14. At this point the cooking is over

Recipe Notes

Serving suggestion: separate plates for fish & egg, bowl of stew, bowl of rice, pickles and kimchi.

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