Korean Spicy Fish Soup (Mae Un Tang)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by KeyWee

This recipe is being posted in answer to a recipe request. Some of the ingredients and directions are unusual, so trial & error may be in order here! Sounds very spicy to me.

Top Review by Tea Girl

Great and easy recipe! Couldn't find fresh clams here so I left that out and added extra shrimp. It was spicy but not overpowering. I'll make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut daikon into 1"x1" x 1/4" pieces.
  2. Deseed chili pepper& cut diagonally into 1/4" slices.
  3. Cut green onion into 2" pieces.
  4. Mix red pepper, bean paste, soy sauce, garlic, ginger juice& sugar.
  5. In soup pot, bring four cups of water to a boil, add clams and boil until they open.
  6. Take clams out of pot, add kelp to pot& boil 2 minutes.
  7. Put daikon pieces into seasonings& mix well.
  8. Add this mixture to pot& boil until daikon is cooked.
  9. Add fish& shrimp, boil until cooked.
  10. Add clams, green onion& chili pepper slices.
  11. Add salt to taste, chopped parlsey, and serve.

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