A Mainstay of Korean
Meal, Kuk, Tang, Jjigae
- Complimenting the staple of rice, Kuk, Tang, and Jjigae are the basic building blocks of the Korean table, made with a wide variety of ingredients including fish, shellfish, vegetables, and seaweed. Guk refers to soup, while Tang is essentially a Guk with more ingredient. Jjigae is a comparatively drier stew with less stock than a Guk or Tang. Major examples include the beloved Kimchi and Doenjang Jjigae as well as the Miyeokguk, which is considered to be both a maternity food and a birthday food.