Tteokguk (Korean Rice Cake Soup) | Kim'C Recipes

Tteokguk (Korean Rice Cake Soup) | Kim'C Recipes

Tteokguk (Korean Rice Cake Soup) | Kim'C Recipes

Cooking Time: 30 min

a bowl korean rice cake soup with a garnish on top

Tteokguk (rice cake soup) is the most iconic dish of Seollal. Eating a bowl of tteokguk symbolizes aging one more year, as it is the first meal eaten in the new year. Tteokguk is usually made with beef broth or anchovy broth, sliced glutinous rice cake, egg, seaweed, and chopped scallion as garnish. This simple, yet delicious soup is everyone’s favorite. Add mandu (dumplings) to the soup and you have tteok mandu guk (dumpling rice cake soup).

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 400g Sliced white rice cake for tteokguk 떡국떡
  • 100g stir fried size beef (brisket) 소고기
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1800ml water
  • 1T cooking oil
  • 1T sesame oil
  • 2T soy sauce
  • 1T minced garlic
  • Salt & pepper
  • ¼ red chili pepper
  • Crushed seaweed
  • Sesame seed

How to Make

 

Soak sliced tteok in a bowl of water

 

Add 1T cooking oil and 1T sesame oil to a pot and bring to med-high heat

 

Add beef and stir fry quickly until no more pink outside

 

Beat 2 eggs

 

Add the soaked sliced tteok into the pot and raise the heat to high.

 

Add 2T soy sauce and 1T minced garlic. Cook until tteok is soft and chewy.

 

Season with salt to taste

 

Slowly pour egg and stir with a ladle

 

Turn the heat off and add green onion, crushed seaweed, sesame seed, and red chili pepper for garnish

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