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Seolleongtang, a type of gomguk
Alternative names Gomtang
Type Guk
Place of origin Korea
Main ingredients Beef parts (ribs, oxtail, brisket, ox's head, ox bones), water
Cookbook: Gomguk  Media: Gomguk
Hangul 곰국, 곰탕, 육탕
Hanja none, 곰,
Revised Romanization gomguk, gomtang, yuktang
McCune–Reischauer komkuk, komt'ang, yukt'ang

Gomguk, also called gomtang, refers to a soup in Korean cuisine made with various beef parts such as ribs, oxtail, brisket, ox's head or ox bones by slow simmering on a low flame.[1] The broth of gomguk tends to have a milky color with a rich and hearty taste.[2]



  • Hyeonpung gomtang : from the region of Hyeonpung. Broth is made from ox tail, brisket, cow's feet and innards.[3]
  • Naju gomtang : from the region of Naju. Cooked heel meat and brisket are added to the broth.[4]

By ingredients[edit]

  • Sagol gomtang (사골곰탕) : beef leg bones are the main ingredients
  • Kkori gomtang (꼬리곰탕) : ox tail soup[5]
  • Toran gomtang (토란곰탕) : beef brisket based with toran
  • Seolleongtang (설렁탕): ox leg bone soup simmered for more than 10 hours until the soup is milky-white. Usually served in a bowl containing somyeon (thin wheat flour noodles) and pieces of beef. Sliced scallions and black pepper are used as condiments. Sometimes served with rice instead of noodles.[6]
  • Galbitang (갈비탕) : made with galbi (beef short ribs)
  • Yukgaejang (육개장) : gomtang with additional spicy seasoning
  • Doganitang (도가니탕) : beef knee cartilage is an additional ingredient
  • Chupotang (추포탕) : finely ground perilla is added[7]

Non-beef based[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Korean) Gomguk at Korean Culture Encyclopedia
  2. ^ (Korean) Gomtang at Britannica Korea
  3. ^ (Korean) Hyeonpung gomtang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  4. ^ (Korean) Naju gomtang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  5. ^ (Korean) Kkori gomtang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  6. ^ (Korean) Seolleongtang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  7. ^ (Korean) Chupotang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  8. ^ (Korean) Jumunjin mulgomtang at Gangneung Grand Culture Encyclopedia

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