Hello 2012!

To celebrate the new year I made Korean rice cake soup, called dduck gook. Its a Korean tradition to have this soup on New Year's day. In Korea you become a year older on New Year's instead of on your birthday. My mom used to tell me that you become a year older when you eat the soup. As a child, I used to eat several bowls hoping to become several years older, but now I just stick to one bowl... just in case its true.

I used this recipe
To make the broth, I added a piece of dried sea weed called dah shi mah (not the stuff sushi is made with). I used beef with some bone on it, because I find bones always make stock a lot better.
I also added some dumplings.

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