North Korea: Pork Dumpling Soup (Manduguk)

Restaurant: Kong Tofu & BBQ
City: Cupertino, CA

korean dumpling soup

When I ordered this dish, I had the option of adding rice cake, with no extra charge. The rice cakes were white and in thinly sliced, oval shapes. This dish included a bit of pulled pork, egg, seaweed, and green onion.

Pork dumpling soup or manduguk (만두국), is a variety of Korean soup (국, guk) made by boiling dumplings (만두, mandu) in a beef broth. The addition of rice cake (떡, tteok or ddeok) is common as well, making the dish tteok manduguk (떡만두국). Mandu became a local specialty of the Pyongan and Hamgyong regions, as both wheat and buckwheat — the main ingredients for flour — were mainly cultivated in the north. (Wikipedia)

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