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Dwaeji-gukbap (pork and rice soup) with a cube of kkakdugi (diced radish kimchi)
Place of origin Korea
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Guk (soup), bap (cooked rice)
Similar dishes Noodle soup
Cookbook: Gukbap  Media: Gukbap
Korean name
Hangul 국밥
Hanja n/a
Revised Romanization gukbap
McCune–Reischauer kukpap
IPA [kuk̚.p͈ap̚]

Gukbap (국밥), hot soup with rice, is made by putting cooked rice into a hot soup or boiling cooked rice in a soup.[1][2]


Gukbap is a compound of guk (soup) and bap (cooked rice).


  • Dwaeji-gukbap (돼지국밥) – pork and rice soup.[3]
  • Gul-gukbap (굴국밥) – oyster and rice soup.[4]
  • Kongnamul-gukbap (콩나물국밥) – kongnamul (soybean sprouts) and rice soup.[5]
  • Siraegi-gukbap (시래기국밥) – siraegi (dried radish greens) and rice soup.[6]
  • Sogogi-gukbap (소고기국밥) – beef and rice soup.[7]
  • Sundae-gukbap (순대국밥) – sundae (Korean sausage) and rice soup.[8]
  • Ttaro-gukbap (따로국밥) – guk (soup) and bap (cooked rice) served in separate bowls.[9]


  1. ^ "gukbap" 국밥. Standard Korean Language Dictionary (in Korean). National Institute of Korean Language. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "gukbap" 국밥. Korean-English Learner's Dictionary. National Institute of Korean Language. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Seigis, Adrian (16 July 2015). "Busan and Hamburg - same but different". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Cho, Christine (23 February 2017). "[The Palate] Winter's oceanic jewels". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Ngamprasert, Chusri (1 June 2016). "Traditions make perfect". The Nation. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Dynamic Busan (24 December 2016). "Mackerel – pickled, boiled or grilled to perfection". Stripes Korea. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Lee, Khang Yi (22 March 2014). "Tasting Busan one step at a time,Part 2". Malay Mail. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Byun, Duk-kun (16 December 2016). "(Yonhap Feature) Cheonan, a day trip to tradition and crucial part of Korean history". Yonhap. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  9. ^ Sula, Mike (26 December 2016). "Delight in the belly of the beast at Pro Samgyubsal". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 27 March 2017.