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

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).


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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Keywords: South Korea, Korean food, Korean recipe, tteokguk, korean rice cake soup, rice cake, soup

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