Tteokguk (Rice Cake Soup)

Tteokguk (Rice Cake Soup)

Tteokguk, or rice cake soup, is made with sliced rice cakes in beef broth. It is traditionally consumed on the first day of the new year, however, it is a delicious comfort food that can be enjoyed any time!

Serves: 4 // Prep Time: 30 min. // Cook Time: 24 min.


  1. 300g of Rice cake
  2. 150g of thinly sliced beef
  3. 1L of water
  4. 3 tbsp + 2 tsp. of soy sauce
  5. green onion, to taste
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. sesame oil, to taste
  8. 1 egg, for garnish
  9. 1 pack KPOP Sea Snacks, for garnish


  1. Marinate rice cakes in 3 tbsp. of soy sauce.
  2. Pour sesame oil on a heated pan, then stir-fry the minced beef.
  3. Once the beef is cooked, add 2 tsp of soy sauce and 1 tsp of cooking wine and stir-fry a little more.
  4. Add 1L of water to beef and boil for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Put rice cakes into a boiling beef water pot and boil for 3~4 minutes.
  6. Add minced garlic to the boiling water.
  7. Add additional sesame oil and salt to taste.
  8. Garnish with KPOP Sea Snacks and egg.
  9. Enjoy!

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