The Korean chile paste gochujang lends fiery heat to this rich and fortifying soup, made by slow cooking short ribs in chicken broth infused with soy, ginger, garlic and sesame. Rice noodles make the soup even heartier, while garnishing with fresh carrot, cucumber, cilantro and lime adds brightness and crunch.
Remove any silver skin from the surface of the short ribs, and then make 2 cuts across the grain, through the meat down to the bone. (See how-to photo.) Put the ribs in the slow cooker.
Whisk together the broth, soy, sugar, ginger, chile paste, sesame oil, garlic, and scallion whites. Pour over the ribs. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours.
About 30 minutes before serving, put the rice noodles in a bowl with hot water to cover. Soak until tender and pliable, about 30 minutes.
Skim any fat that may collect on top of the beef broth and discard.
Divide the noodles among 6 large shallow bowls and ladle the broth over top. (Cut the meat from the ribs if desired.) Divide the meat evenly among the bowls. Garnish as desired with the carrots, cucumber, cilantro, lime and the remaining green parts of the scallion and more chile paste, if desired.
This recipe has been updated to more accurately recognize its origin or to add cultural context. It may differ from what was originally published or broadcast.
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