HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
First of all, I want to wish you all the best, happiness, healthy, success and abundance!!!
When I woke up 1st January 2017, I had to make Tteokguk (Rice Cake Soup) because it’s the traditional Korean new year’s food!
When I woke up in the morning, I didn’t feel like cooking this time consuming dish form scratch only for myself. (My hubby is still in his deployment.) But I had to eat this dish, because it’s the meal I eat every year on the new year’s day.
So I decided to make the lazy version… lol
Instead of making the soup from scratch with all other ingredients and spending hours, I made with very simple ingredients under 10 minutes.
The rice cake is amped as round circle, like coin.
Back then in Korea, we didn’t have paper money, only coin money. So Koreans eat this soup on new year’s day while wishing earn more money that year!
Also when you eat this soup, you officially get 1 year older. (Koreans all get 1 your older on new year’s day.) So people who doesn’t want to get older, trying not to eat the soup and little kids would eat like 5 bowls of this soup! lol We all understand thats not the true, but it is always fun to play that way!
Hope you guys try this recipe sometime soon and enjoy at home!Print
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 lb Korean sliced rice cake
- 2 green onions
- 5 to 6 garlic cloves
- 2 eggs
- Gim, Korean toasted and seasoned seaweed
- Sesame oil & seeds
- Chili thread, optional
- In a medium size pot, bring chicken stock to boil. Add rice cake and bring back to boil, then reduce heat to medium high and keep cooking until rice cake is soften and tenter, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, chop green onion, garlic and crack eggs in a small mixing bowl. Gently mix egg yolk and white.
- Stir in green onion and garlic into soup. Pour eggs with a circling motion. Trying to make sure eggs have as much spaces from each others as possible. Count 5 seconds and gently stir as zig zag motion. Bring back to boil and remove from heat.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with gim (Korean toasted and seasoned seaweed), drizzle of sesame oil, sesame seeds and chili treats if you are using. Enjoy!