Ddeok Gook (Korean New Year Rice Cake Soup)

Recipe by Nose5775
READY IN: 50mins


  • 12
    cup thin sliced korean rice cake (ddeok gook ddeok)
  • 14
    cup dried anchovy (myeol chi - I think the Japanese word is naboshi)
  • 6
    cups water
  • 2
    green onions, chopped
  • 4
    ounces beef, cut into thin strips
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 2
    sheets nori (seasoned kim , dried laver seaweed)
  • 14
    teaspoon soy sauce
  • 14
    teaspoon sesame oil
  • 18
    teaspoon sugar
  • 18
    teaspoon pepper
  • 18
    teaspoon minced garlic


  • Soak the rice cake in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • Marinate the beef in the soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, sugar, and minced garlic.
  • Saute the beef in a skillet, then set aside.
  • Put the 6 cups of water and the dried anchovies in a pot.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Strain out the anchovies and return the broth to the pot.
  • Add the rice cakes to the broth.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes, until tender.
  • Add the green onions.
  • Pour the egg in a little at a time.
  • Let it set a bit, then stir- if you stir right after adding the egg, the broth gets milky.
  • Put into bowls.
  • Garnish each bowl with some beef and some crumbled kim.