Korean rice cake soup is a traditional food eaten during the New Year. It is said that a person adds a year to his or her age after eating this soup. Rice cake is white as the snow that falls in the winter season, when New Year is celebrated in both the solar and lunar calendars.
Rice cake is called 떡 (tteok) in Korean and it comes in different shapes and sizes. The rice cake used in the soup is 카레떡 which is tubular in size and then sliced diagonally into thin ovals.
Most of the time, people add Korean dumpling to this soup. It is an option as the soup can be served without dumplings. This is best served with kimchi as a side dish.
This is my husband’s favorite Korean food ~ and I remember him ordering this when we went to a Korean restaurant in Manila. I often make this for him ~ at least once every two weeks. I sometimes boil soup from scratch but when I need to make something quick, I just buy the ingredients from the grocery ~ soup, rice cake and dumpling. Thus ~ quick and easy!
Quick and Easy Rice Cake and Dumpling Soup
Korean rice cake and dumpling soup traditionally eaten during the solar and lunar New Year. This recipe is very easy to prepare with ingredients available at Korean grocery stores.