Jjamppong is a popular Korean-Chinese noodle soup! It's loaded with pork, seafood and vegetables! The combination of all the natural ingredients creates a hearty bowl of soup that is packed with robust flavors. The spiciness will surely clear your sinuses!
Have a pot of water ready to cook the noodles. (Turn the heat on when you start cooking the soup ingredients. This way you can time it so that the noodles are cooked at the same time the soup is ready.) While making the soup, cook the noodles according to the package instructions and drain.
Prepare the vegetables.
Prepare the pork and seafood.
Heat a wok or a large pot over high heat. Add the oil, ginger, scallion, gochugaru and soy sauce and stir-fry for a minute.
Add the pork and stir-fry until the pork is almost cooked, about 2 minutes.
Stir in the onion, carrot, cabbage, zucchini and optional mushrooms. Lightly salt, and cook until the vegetables are slightly softened, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pour in the chicken stock (or anchovy broth/water) and boil until the vegetables are completely cooked.
Add the seafood starting with the clams, which require more time to cook, followed by the mussels, shrimps and squid. Bring everything to a boil again and cook until the shells have opened. Salt and pepper to taste.
Cook the noodles, rinse in cold water, and drain.
Place a serving of the noodles in a large soup bowl and ladle the soup on top. Serve immediately while piping hot.