Posts Tagged 'soup'

Arirang

I haven’t posted any restaurant reviews because honestly, this site is meant to encourage more home K-cooking. But who are we kidding — obviously life can get busy and you can easily find yourself eating out, or being just plain lazy after a long day.

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Rice Cake Soup :: Dduk Guk (떡국)

Is it too late to wish everyone a happy new year? ;)

For many Koreans, January 1st starts by giving respect to our elders by bowing down and wishing them good fortune in the new year: 새해 복 많이 받으세요! In return, the unmarried young’ns will usually get some cold cash-money to store away (of course we are encouraged to SAVE it!) for the year.

This is usually followed by a family meal (late breakfast/early lunch) around the table with the star of the day, dduk guk, or rice cake soup.

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Kimchi Stew :: Kimchi Jjigae (김치찌개)

If there was ever a poster child for Korean comfort food (just look at my site banner above! ;)), this would be it.

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Seaweed Soup :: Mi Yuk Guk (미역국)

I’ve blogged about miyukguk, or seaweed soup, before on my first blog. It’s the mainstay soup for women who’ve just given birth, as it’s chock full of iron and helps with breast milk production. But it’s also the traditional birthday soup, enjoyed by all Koreans. It’s one of my absolute favorites and I always feel like I’ve done my body some good afterwards. :)

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