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    This Kimchi Soup with Malony Glass Noodles is an easy weeknight soup made in just 15 minutes. Loaded with kimchi, pork, and fluffy egg, it will keep you warm and cozy all seasons long!

    A white bowl containing kimchi soup that's made of Malony glass noodles, kimchi, egg, and pork.

    Looking for a quick and easy soup recipe? This Kimchi Soup with Malony Glass Noodles is what you’d need! It’s savory, hearty, tangy – and as spicy as you want it to be.

    You could keep it really simple or bulk it up with protein and vegetables just like I do here. It’s even better when you happen to have a bunch of leftovers on hand. Enjoy the soup for an afternoon snack or lazy dinner or midnight craving – it’s the best kind of instant noodles out there!

    How to Make Kimchi Soup with Malony Glass Noodles

    This Kimchi Soup with Malony Glass Noodles is an easy weeknight soup made in just 15 minutes. Loaded with kimchi, pork, and fluffy egg, it will keep you warm and cozy all seasons long!

    Easy 3 Steps to Make Kimchi Soup

    I’ve been making all kinds of soups with Malony glass noodles, and this kimchi soup is one that I make on repeat. It’s so quick and easy that my kids prefer having this savory soup for a quick snack before their afternoon activities. I’ll show you how quickly we can make this.

    1. Stir-fry ingredients.

    First, heat a saucepan and stir fry the aromatics and ingredients of your choice for just a few minutes. Then add in kimchi and cook for another minute. I like to include some protein to the soup, whether it’s chicken, beef, pork, or seafood, but you could skip it. For a quick dish, ground meat is perfect as it cooks so much faster. Alternatively, take a quick scan in your refrigerator to see if there are any leftovers to use up. Shiitake mushrooms, cubed tofu, or leftover salmon are great additions to the recipe too!

    2. Add the soup stock.

    Now it’s ready for the soup broth. I used both chicken stock and water for a lighter soup (so you could drink the entire bowl!). The ground pork would add more flavor, but feel free to use other broth, and decide how much you want to dilute the soup.

    3. Add Malony glass noodles.

    Lastly, add Malony! These Malony glass noodles do not require any pre-cooking. You just need to add them to the soup directly. Let cook for several minutes, and voila! It’s done! If you like, you can drizzle egg for extra protein. It adds nice fluffy texture and bright yellow color, so I usually whisk in some eggs.

    Yep, 15 minutes to rustle up this one-pot, better-than-take-out kimchi soup.

    A white bowl containing kimchi soup that's made of Malony glass noodles, kimchi, egg, and pork.

    What is Malony Glass Noodles?

    Malony | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

    First of all, what is Malony, you may ask. Malony is a type of glass noodles and it’s:

    • made from potato starch, corn starch, and water.
    • gluten-free.
    • allergy-free.
    • not smelly like shirataki noodles.
    • able to absorb all the delicious flavors, unlike other kinds of glass noodles.
    • not going to get soggy.
    • not required to pre-boil; can go straight into the soup dishes.
    • expands 4-5 times more than the original shape!
    • great emergency food to store in the pantry (3 years at room temperature).

    Malony is great for simmered dishes and Japanese hot pots like Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki as well as Yakisoba Noodles (recipe coming soon!).

    A plate containing Yakisoba with Malony Glass Noodles.

    Where to Get Malony Glass Noodles

    Now you know how to make a quick and easy Kimchi Soup. You can purchase Malony at the following stores or online.

    And enjoy this big bowl of tangy-savory-spicy goodness anytime you like!

    A white bowl containing kimchi soup that's made of Malony glass noodles, kimchi, egg, and pork.

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    A white bowl containing kimchi soup that's made of Malony glass noodles, kimchi, egg, and pork.
    Kimchi Soup with Malony Glass Noodles
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    This Kimchi Soup with Malony Glass Noodles is an easy weeknight soup made in just 15 minutes. Loaded with kimchi, pork, and egg, it will keep you warm and cozy all seasons long!

    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: chicken, glass noodle, kimchi
    Servings: 2
    Author: Namiko Chen
    Ingredients
    • 1 green onion/scallion
    • 2 large eggs (50 g each w/o shell)
    • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
    • ¼ lb ground pork (113 g)
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1 Tbsp sake
    • cup kimchi (60 g; increase more if you like it spicy)
    • 1 ½ cup chicken stock/broth
    • 1 ½ cup water
    • ½ tsp kosher/sea salt (I use Diamond Crystal; Use half for table salt) (to taste)
    • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
    • 1.8 oz Malony (Glass Noodles) (50 g; You can purchase at Japanese grocery stores and Rakuten)
    • 1 tsp toasted white sesame seeds
    Instructions
    1. Gather all the ingredients.
      Kimchi Soup Ingredients
    2. Cut the green onions into thin rounds and set aside.
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    3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs.
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    4. In a saucepan, heat the sesame oil over medium heat.
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    5. When it’s hot, add the ground pork and break into small pieces with the wooden spatula.

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    6. Add minced garlic and sake and cook until the pork is no longer pink.

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    7. Add the kimchi and cook for 1 minute.

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    8. Add chicken stock and water.
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    9. Bring the soup to a boil and taste the soup.

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    10. Season the soup with salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste.

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    11. Turn the heat to medium-low and add Malony. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes.

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    12. Slowly drizzle the egg over the soup and cook without touching for 1 minute.
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    13. Divide the noodles into 2 bowls and pour the soup.

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    14. Sprinkle sesame seeds and garnish with green onion. Serve hot.
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    Recipe Notes

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