Saturday, December 10, 2011

Korean food - Some soups that will heat you up on a cold day

The whether has been so cold here in Seoul lately so I really don't want to go out..
How do you warm you up in this cold weather?
Do you drink hot tea or go to Jjimjilbang(찜질방)?
I usually eat spicy and hot soups to warm me up..
These are my favorie.

 "Seolleongtang"(설렁탕)- It's a savory soup with beef, noodles and some rice. The deep, rich taste of the broth, boiled for over 10 hours  is simply delicious and keeps you warm!

"Jjambbong"(짬뽕)-It's a spicy seafood noodle soup. One of the most difficult choices for Koreans is what to eat between Jajangmyeon(짜장면) and Jjambbong(짬뽕) but in Winter, no one would worry about that..Abslutely, Jjambbong is the best choice..

"Gamjatang"(감자탕)-It's a spicy pork bone stew which is rich in flavors. The word "gamja" means potato and "tang" means stew in Korean but unlike its name, the main ingredients are not potatoes but pork backbone. So do not be upset if you find only three little potato slices in your soup.

"Honghaptang"(홍합탕)-  It's a Green Mussel soup. It's really simple to cook but the taste is very deep and  you can taste the refreshing flavor of the sea as you take a sip of it.

"Odeng guk"(오뎅국)-Odeng is a fried fish cake. This soup goes well along with dukbokki and kimbop.

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