Korean Rice Cake Soup (Duk Gook) Recipe

Korean Rice Cake Soup
Duk Gook (Rice Cake Soup). Naomi Imatome
Ratings (11)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
533 Calories
8g Fat
92g Carbs
19g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Korean Duk Gook, a soup filled with soft Korean rice cakes (Dduk), is always eaten on ​New Year's Day. Soothing and simple, it takes less than 30 minutes if you use pre-made or store-bought broth. It's also common to add dumplings and/or sliced beef to the soup for a heartier dish.


  • 1 (1 lb) package Korean duk (flat oval rice cakes)
  • 6 cups broth (beef, anchovy, or chicken)
  • Soup soy sauce and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 eggs, fried and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 or 2 dried seaweed sheets, cut into thin slices
  • scallions, chopped (optional garnish)

Steps to Make It

  1. Soak rice cakes in cold water for about 20 minutes.

  2. Bring broth to a boil.*

  3. Season to taste with soup soy sauce and black pepper.

  4. Add rice cakes and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.

  5. Ladle into individual bowls and then add egg and seaweed strips and scallions.

* If you are using store-bought broth, then mix 4 cups broth with 2 cups water and season with soup soy sauce.