Korean Rice Cake Soup Recipe

Korean rice cake soup recipe for New Years Day #ricecakesoup #koreanrecipe #koreanfood #TheDimpleLife

Happy New Year, everybody! I wanted to share an easy Korean recipe with you today. It’s called “Tteokguk” which translates directly to Korean rice cake soup. Don’t let the name fool you, there are so many other goodies in there that it’s not only rice cakes but it’s also Korean dumplings called mandu, meat (traditionally beef but I opted for chicken this time), and egg.  The Korean dumpling recipe is in a previous post and can actually be eaten on its own. The recipe is a veggie based filling but traditionally these are filled with pork or beef.

Also since this is called “rice cake soup” you might be wondering – where do you even get rice cakes? These days I feel like grocery stores have a good selection in the Asian/Ethnic aisle but if you can’t find it there, if you have an Asian supermarket nearby that would be the best! If that’s not convenient, you know what is? Amazon! 😀 Luckily Amazon sells rice cakes here and if you Prime it you can have it shortly.

We always have this traditional soup on January 1 to welcome in the new, healthy, and bountiful year.

Korean Rice Cake Soup Recipe

Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 2


  • 12 oz of Korean rice cakes found in Asian super markets or Amazon!
  • 16 oz of chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound of chicken tenderloin
  • 1 egg
  • Sprinkles of nori/seaweed
  • Sesame seeds
  • 2 stalks green onions


  • In boiling chicken broth (you can also use veggie broth or beef broth), add in all your soup base flavorings, such as salt (to taste), a little pepper, green onions
  • Once the broth is boiling, add in the rice cakes to the soup base.
  • Separately, steam the Korean dumplings to cook through. It's important to not include the dumpilngs at the same time that the rice cakes are cooking through. If you do, the dumplings and rice cake will stick together.
  • In a separate pan, cook your choice of protein. We cooked up chicken tenderloin and once it's cooked, we shredded this to add as a garnish at the end.
  • Next, separate the yolk from an egg white and cook through the yolk to add as a garnish at the end.
  • Once the rice cakes rise to the top of your pot, it's time to add in the dumplings just enough to incorporate. At this point, the dumplings are already cooked through separately so it's just to mix in now with the rest of your soup.
  • As a very last step, add shredded egg and chicken on top of your soup as a garnish.

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  1. Sabrina wrote:

    This is one of my favourite dishes to order at Korean restaurants! Thanks for sharing your recipe, I’ve been reading articles for the past little while and all your photographs look amazing!

    Posted 1.25.19 Reply
    • Rachel wrote:

      Yay I’m so happy to hear! Thank you so much for browsing through! Let me know if you end up making this 🙂

      Posted 1.27.19 Reply


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