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|Place of origin||Korea|
|Region or state||Gangwon Province|
|Associated national cuisine||Korean cuisine|
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Gamja-ongsimi (감자옹심이) or potato dough soup is a variety of sujebi (hand-pulled dough soup) in Gangwon cuisine. Both the potato dumplings (or potato balls) and the soup made with the potato dumplings can be referred to as gamja-ongsimi. The juk (porridge) made with the potato balls as its ingredient is called gamja-ongsimi-juk, and the kal-guksu (noodle soup) made with the potato balls is called gamja-ongsimi-kal-guksu.
Etymology and history
Gamja (감자) means potatoes, and ongsimi (옹심이) is a Gangwon dialect for saealsim (새알심; literally "bird's egg", named for its resemblance to small bird's eggs, possibly quail eggs), a type of dough cake balls often made with glutinous rice flour and added into porridges such as patjuk (red bean porridge) and hobak-juk (pumpkin porridge). Originally, gamja-ongsimi was made into small balls as saealsim, but nowadays it is also made into bigger, less globular, and more sujebi (hand-pulled dough) like shapes.
Potatoes are grated, drained and squeezed, and mixed with the potato starch settled at the bottom of the bowl of the drained water. The potato dough is balled into ongsimi, and boiled in anchovy-kelp-broth with vegetables such as aehobak (Korean zucchini), shiitake mushrooms, shepherd's purse, and red chili peppers. The soup is often topped with gim-garu (seaweed flakes), toasted sesame seeds, and optionally white and yellow al-gomyeong (egg garnish).
Gamja-ongsimi-kal-guksu (potato dumpling and noodle soup)
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- "gamja-ongsimi" 감자옹심이. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
- 황, 재희. "gamja-ongsimi" 감자옹심이 [potato dough soup]. Digital Local Culture Encyclopedia of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 5 May 2017.
- "gamja-ongsimi-juk" 감자옹심이죽. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
- "gamja-ongsimi-kal-guksu" 감자옹심이칼국수. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
- 정, 혜경. "gamja-ongsimi" 감자옹심이. Encyclopedia of Korean Culture (in Korean). Academy of Korean Studies. Retrieved 5 May 2017.