Ddeok guk 떡국 (Rice cake soup)

Ddeokguk is the traditional New year's day food.
Ddeokguk ddeok is cut from garaeddeok,
which is very long tube shape rice cake.
And it symbolizes the longevity.

This is Garaeddeok.



1/2 cup ddeokguk ddeok (thin sliced rice cake)
1/4 cup myeolchi (dried anchovy), 6 cups water
2 green onions, chopped, 4 oz beef, thin julienne
1 egg, mixed, 2 sheets seasoned gim (dried seaweed), crushed
1/4 tsp soy sauce, 1/4 tsp sesame oil, 1/8 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp pepper, 1/8 tsp minced garlic, 1/4 tsp salt
How to Cook :

Put ddeok gook ddeok (thin sliced rice cake) in a cold water for 30 minutes.
Marinate beef in a soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, sugar and minced garlic.
Saute beef. Set aside.
In a pot, add cold water and myeol chi (dried anchovy),
bring to a boil, reduce to simmer for 5 minute.
Take out myeol chi (dried anchovy).
Add ddeok gook ddeok (thin sliced rice cake),
bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium.
Cook for 10- 15 minutes until tender.
Add green onions.
Pour the egg in a little at a time.
Let the egg set, then stir.
(If you stir right after egg in, the broth gets milky.)
Garnish with sauteed beef and some gim.



  1. 하~ 하~ 하~ 오늘저녁 교회가면 떡국먹습니다^^ 떡국이 정말 맛있어 보이네요! Happy new year!

  2. 맛있겠어요. 오늘 31일이니까 저녁에 사와서 내일 끓여먹으면 되겠다. 레시피 감사합니다.

  3. 신우님, 떡국 드시고 복도 많이 받으세요.
    Eunjung님 맛있게 끓여 드세요. 복 많이 받으세요. ^^