1.361 Ddeok Guk

-Cycle 1, Item 361-
1 (Sat) January 2011

Ddeok Guk

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by me

at home

-Oksu, Seoul-

Ddeok guk (떡국) is a type of Korean soup ("guk").  A classic comfort food, it consists of rice cakes ("ddeok"), as well as egg ribbons and/or sliced scallions and/or crumbled laver for garnish, sometimes but not necessarily a vegetable or two (e.g., zucchini, mushrooms), all in a thick broth, typically beef.  For reasons that I don't really care to discover (though I should someday, if only to write about it here), Koreans eat the soup on the morning of New Year's Day--traditionally, by the lunar calendar, of course, but these days most people seem to do it also by the solar calendar in a nod to modernity.  I've discussed a variant in a prior post on ddeok mandu guk (see 1.323 Ddeok-Mandu-Guk), which is essentially the same thing only with dumplings ("mandu") in addition to the rice cakes.

I had laid out the ingredients for the soup but we all got up too late for breakfast, and we had lunch plans with the wife's parents. So, we had it for dinner.

4 meals left.


  1. 오라버님 보스턴의 Mrs. Kim입니다.ㅋㅋㅋ Mr.Kim이 블로그 알려줬어요. 이거 보면서 영어공부를 해야겠어여 -_- ㅋㅋㅋ 암튼 오라버뉨 결혼식날 너무 신경 많이 써주셔서 얼마나 고마운지 T_T ~~~ ♡ 모르실꺼임! 감사감사 무한감사 드리며... 멀리서 종종 소식전할께요. 그리고 주방용품관련 문의 종종 드리겠어요 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 그럼 새해복많이 많이 받으세욤~ 다미니와 언니에게도 안부를~~~~ 바이~~~

  2. thanks, Mrs. Kim!!!!!! good luck with everything. take care of my friend. i'll see you both soon.