Today I'm going to show you a really delicious one bowl meal recipe that you'll really love, especially if you already made my shrimp and chive mandu recipe and have some dumplings in the freezer! This is dumpling soup (Mandu-guk: 만두국) and made with your homemade mandu it's a fantastic taste match! Imagine garlic-flavored rich beef brisket stock filled with sweet, springy shrimp and chive dumplings. If you're a soup person, this is going to make your stomach very happy.
Years ago, when I first posted a recipe for mandu, I included a recipe for mandu-guk made with anchovy stock. This time I'm making it with beef brisket, but you can use that recipe if you can't get ahold of any beef. And of course you can use store-bought mandu if you're too busy to make it homemade. They should be available in the freezer section of any Korean grocery store.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Make beef stock and dump your dumplings!