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Kkori-gomtang (oxtail soup), a type of gomguk
Alternative namesBeef bone soup
Place of originKorea
Main ingredientsBeef bones, oxtail, head, trotters, knee cartilage, tripe, intestines, and/or brisket
Korean name
곰국 / 곰탕
- / -湯
Revised Romanizationgomguk / gomtang
McCune–Reischauerkomkuk / komt'ang
IPA[kom.k͈uk̚] / [kom.tʰaŋ]

Gomguk (곰국),[1] gomtang[2] (곰탕), or beef bone soup[2] 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.[3] The broth tends to have a milky color with a rich and hearty taste.[4]



  • Hyeonpung gomtang: from the region of Hyeonpung. Broth is made from ox tail, brisket, cow's feet and innards.[5]
  • Naju gomtang: from the region of Naju. Cooked heel meat and brisket are added to the broth.[6]

By ingredients[edit]

  • Sagol gomtang (사골곰탕): beef leg bones are the main ingredients
  • Kkori-gomtang (꼬리곰탕): ox tail soup[7]
  • 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.[8]
  • Galbi-tang (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[9]

Not beef-based[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Korean) "곰-국". Standard Korean dictionary. National Institute of Korean Language. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  2. ^ a b (in Korean) "주요 한식명(200개) 로마자 표기 및 번역(영, 중, 일) 표준안" [Standardized Romanizations and Translations (English, Chinese, and Japanese) of (200) Major Korean Dishes] (PDF). National Institute of Korean Language. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ (in Korean) Gomguk Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine at Korean Culture Encyclopedia
  4. ^ (in Korean) Gomtang Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine at Britannica Korea
  5. ^ (in Korean) Hyeonpung gomtang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  6. ^ (in Korean) Naju gomtang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  7. ^ (in Korean) Kkori gomtang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  8. ^ (in Korean) Seolleongtang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  9. ^ (in Korean) Chupotang at Doosan Encyclopedia
  10. ^ (in Korean) Jumunjin mulgomtang at Gangneung Grand Culture Encyclopedia

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