10.361 Ddeok Guk


1 (Wed) January 2020

Ddeok Guk


by Mom

at the cabin

-Changchon, Hoengseong, Gangwon, Korea-

with the Family, Mom and Dad

2020 Winter Holiday in Korea, Day 9.

As previously noted, for reasons that I still don’t know 9 years later, the traditional meal on New Year’s Day is ddeok guk (see generally 1.361 Ddeok Guk).


Mom prepared the dish for brunch at the cabin.

Ordinarily, this kind of thing would be a snap for my mother.  But even with the highest quality beef, the dish overall felt a bit flat, much to her dismay.


Later, upon our return to the city, MIL prepared the dish for our dinner.

Also a bit flat, but the crushed dried laver helped.

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