To introduce Korean food! – No.1 칼국수(Kalguksu)

To introduce Korean food! – No.1 칼국수

  Kalguksu(칼국수) is a kind of Korean noodle.
It is used in English as Kalguksu, Noodle Soup, and also as Knife-cut Noodles.
As you can see from the meaning expressed in English,
The name “Knife-cut(칼)+Noodles(국수)” was coined by a unique recipe
for cutting the dough with knives and making noodles.

It is used in English as Kalguksu, Noodle Soup, and also as Knife-cut Noodles.
As you can see from the meaning expressed in English,
The name “Knife-cut(칼)+Noodles(국수)” was coined by a unique recipe
for cutting the dough with knives and making noodles.

 The types of kalguksu vary depending on the ingredients.
Seafood kalguksu, chicken kalguksu, yukgaejang(육개장) kalguksu,
wild sesame kalguksu, red bean kalguksu, etc.
The taste of kalguksu is also very different depending on the ingredients.
The food in the picture is chicken kalguksu.
This dish is boiled together with chicken bone broth, chicken and noodles.
Kalguksu is usually priced between 5000 won and 9000 won (4 to 8 dollars).

  In most kalguksu restaurants, the dough is spread out thickly and cut
with a knife, so the sides of the noodles are characterized by square sides.
Common noodle dishes are cooked in the broth while the noodles are cooked separately
but they are mix together at the end.
However, kalguksu is boiled with noodles and broth from the beginning,
the soup is slightly thicker.

Restaurants serve hot sauce made of pepper, salt, minced garlic,
and chili pepper to help you eat kalguksu to suit your taste.
Kalguksu is delicious with kimchi and dumplings.
It’s a good season to eat in Korea, where the weather is getting colder.

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